The Academic Council at Duke University has established a diversity task force that will formulate a diversity plan for the university for the next decade. Among the issues the task force will examine is faculty diversity and how hiring practices can be changed to increase diversity.
“This is the right time for faculty to step up,” said Joshua Socolar, professor of physics and chair of the Academic Council. “The goal is to make it a faculty-owned process, which will have a better penetration down to the level of faculty doing searches when recruiting people.”
The task force has been charged with issuing a preliminary report this fall and a final report a year later.