Presentation on theme: "Diversity Dialogue: Issues in Recruitment and Retention of Students and Faculty Presented July 31, 2009 JSM Academic Chairs Workshop Brian A. Millen, Chair."— Presentation transcript:
Diversity Dialogue: Issues in Recruitment and Retention of Students and Faculty Presented July 31, 2009 JSM Academic Chairs Workshop Brian A. Millen, Chair of ASA CMS
Introduction Background Role Objectives of ASA CMS
THE FOCUS ON DIVERSITY Example
ISSUES AND BARRIERS
Complaint: Difficult to recruit diverse candidates Dont apply? Unsure how to reach them? Dont find qualified applicants? Difficult closing the deal?
Strategies Adapt – Equal vs. Fair – Different needs/concerns (Latent) Personal Example
Simple Approaches Same culture – Recruiting: closing the deal – Retention: ensuring success Notes: – If not available, look more broadly ASA CMS Diversity Workshop
Simple Approaches Leverage Networks – Students: Unsure How to Reach Them; Dont Apply (Recruiting) Minority Serving Institutions National/Regional Efforts ASA CMS: StatFest, Diversity Workshop Other students, faculty
Partnership Is Important Majority + Minority Culture – Mentorship of faculty – Mentorship of students Success depends on full integration, avoiding isolation
Trap To Avoid Ive tried in the past. The few cases Ive seen havent worked. This doesnt work. Rely on Statistical Training – Fallacy of small samples – Biased process (latent) gives biased output/result – Proof is not merely the accumulation of anecdotes
ASA CMS We want to partner for success
Ideas StatFest Diversity Workshop Network (mentorships/partnerships) Listserv Compiling Statistics – Useful for funding proposals, etc. Other?