Faculty Cluster Hiring for Diversity and Institutional Climate
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Apr 2015
Faculty cluster hiring is an innovative strategy that involves recruiting new faculty into multiple disciplines and engaging them in collaborative, interdisciplinary research topics across the university. The strategy promises to transform higher education through the development of diverse research teams that will address some of society’s most complex challenges. This report is the product of in-depth qualitative research conducted with institutions that have developed cluster hiring programs, and includes case studies and promising practices for university leaders to consider.

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