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University of Akron IDEAL Research Project

Theme: "Faculty Hiring that Makes a Difference"  The UA IDEAL project proposes to redesign faculty recruitment and hiring practices.  Faculty leadership skills will be essential to encourage departmental faculty to scrutinize current practices and gain an enhanced appreciation of the importance of diversity hiring for student success.  IDEAL participants will work closely with UA's Diversity Council and Human Resources Department to facilitate implementation.

IDEAL Departments:  All College of Engineering departments (Biomedical, Chemical and Bimolecular, Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering) and six departments in the Buchtel College of Arts and Science (Chemistry, Theoretical & Applied Mathematics, Psychology, Geology & Environmental Science, Computer Science and Biology).

Duration: Three years

Hear President Proenza, other academic and industrial leaders, faculty and students affirm the importance of a diverse faculty to assist in our goal of inclusive excellence for all students. 

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