Diversifying Applicant Pools

As stated in the Appalachian State University Strategic Plan 2008-2012, "We accept our responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world." To this end, Appalachian is motivated to work diligently to create an optimal living and learning environment that will better prepare students to be active citizens and leaders in a diverse and global society.

A diverse workforce, especially one supported by a solid equal opportunity policy and a commitment to diversity and inclusion by the institution, presents a multiplicity of views and experiences crucial to a premier education. A diverse faculty attracts a diverse student body. Therefore, central to the depth and quality of intellectual life at Appalachian is recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Appalachian is committed to offering robust support in the form of institutional policies and various initiatives. The following information, strategies and resources are provided to assist search committee members in taking affirmative steps during the hiring process to broaden applicant pools and enhance Appalachian's ability to boost simultaneously the quality and diversity in the faculty.

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