During the comment period for the initial working draft of Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (shared with the Brown community on November 19, 2015), there were 62 submissions, edits, comments, etc. in the category of inclusion (see the Proposals Received section below listing the input). Appendix D of the final DIAP summarizes how the University addressed this input in the final revisions to the DIAP.

These proposal focused on creating pathways and funding to support hiring of more diverse staff and faculty, and increased HUG (historically underrepresented group) applicants at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Proposals Received: Pathways to Diverse Hiring and Student Recruiting

  • Explore the Talent Quest program that was in place at Brown as a possible vehicle to connect with high-achieving high school students with little access to college information.
  • Explore providing additional financial resources to support the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Post-doctoral Program.
  • Commit to hiring one to two post-doctoral scholars into tenure track positions at Brown per year.
  • Explore economic feasibility of providing Brown undergraduates who are on financial aid with continued aid to pursue a fifth-year Masters program at Brown.
  • Develop fellowships to recruit HUG students to pursue masters degrees at Brown as a pipeline to admission into Ph.D. programs.