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Resources for Faculty of Color

This guide includes resources for faculty of color at the University of North Texas. It was compiled by the UNT Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of People of Color.

UNT Faculty Networks

​The UNT Office for Faculty Success sponsors several networks of interest to specific faculty, including:

The Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity has also created Special Interest Group Networks (SIGNs) to help members of the UNT community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - have a voice on matters of diversity and inclusion.

ACCESS Mentoring Program

  • Sign up to serve as a faculty mentor to an incoming student for their first year at UNT. You may request to work with students of a particular background (minority, first generation, international, etc.), if you wish.  Faculty or staff with at least one year of service at UNT may apply.

Non-UNT Networks

1. National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

An independent professional development, training, and mentoring community that offers workshops, courses, and mentoring programs for faculty across disciplines. UNT faculty may sign up for an institutional membership using their UNT email.

2. American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. “We define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, advance the rights of academics, particularly as those rights pertain to academic freedom and shared governance, and promote the interests of higher education teaching and research.”

Deals with issues of special concern to HBIs and to minority faculty members in general. Focuses on affirmative action & diversity and outreach to faculty at minority serving institutions.

3. American Council on Education (ACE): Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Links to programs, resources, and research to foster greater diversity and inclusion in higher education. Includes leadership programs, networks, and websites.

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