IU serious about increasing diversity on its campuses
Monday, March 10, 2014
Vice President and Dean James Wimbush talked with Inside IU Bloomington about strategies for increasing and supporting diversity on campus.
Read about the discussion in the Inside IU Bloomington Campus Life article: 'We’re focusing on program- and community-building for students, faculty and staff.'
- President McRobbie and Vice President Wimbush discuss diversity at IU during live radio interview
IU President Michael McRobbie and Vice President and Dean James Wimbush appeared on the live radio program Afternoon with Amos to discuss diversity issues at Indiana University. The in-depth interview covered diversity, increasing African-American enrollment, and other related issues.
- President McRobbie on diversity and DEMA
IU President Michael McRobbie is encouraged about the progress being made in diversity efforts at Indiana University.
- NSF grant funds IU Bloomington effort to recruit, support undergrad science students
IU Bloomington has been awarded over $614,000 by the National Science Foundation to recruit, support, and retain undergraduate students majoring in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics over the next five years. Much of that money will go to student scholarships.
- IU engaged in aggressive recruitment campaign to increase diversity
IU's increased focus on diversity has led to new staff, collaborations, and recruitment outreach.
- IU targets minorities for recruitment, aims to build diversity
The recently released Campus Strategic Plan includes initiatives to recruit and retain undergraduates, focusing on diversity and increasing the number of underrepresented students on campus.
- IU Bloomington admissions adds position, realigns staff to focus on diversity
IU Bloomington appointed Khala Granville as associate director of admissions with responsibility for diversity-oriented student recruitment and outreach in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.
- IU historian Claude Clegg named associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity
Clegg will work closely with the IU Bloomington Office of the Provost and the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs to help recruit faculty and provide them with opportunities to thrive professionally and personally.
- $1 million to fund graduate diversity initiative
James Wimbush, DEMA Vice President and Dean of University Graduate School, explained the breakdown of funds for the graduate student diversity initiative to the IU Board of Trustees at their October meeting. The initiative aims to encourage timely doctoral degree completion.