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Commitment to Diversity

HERC helps its member institutions to recruit and retain the most outstanding and diverse employees and contributes to diversifying the pipeline of faculty, staff, and executives in academe.

Increasing employee diversity is not only the right thing to do, but essential to achieving the academic missions of HERC's member institutions. Educating people of all backgrounds, beliefs and cultures takes a diverse academic workforce.

HERC particularly understands the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented faculty and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.

What HERC Offers Diverse Jobseekers

  • Comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities.
  • Partnerships with organizations with diverse constituencies to ensure diverse higher education professionals are familiar with the HERC website.
  • Free jobseeker webinars with frequent diversity topics.
  • A comprehensive list of organizations, societies, and publications that serve diverse constituencies.
  • Regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

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What HERC Offers Member Institutions

  • Partnerships with organizations with diverse constituencies to ensure diverse higher education professionals are familiar with the HERC website.
  • Advertising campaigns in print and online media to reach diverse higher education jobseekers and professionals.
  • Attendance and booths at higher education professional conferences that serve historically underrepresented populations to promote the HERC jobs websites.
  • Conferences and webinars for member institutions on best practices for diversity recruitment and retention programs, policies, and practices.

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Susan Morin
"Since becoming a member of HERC, in October 2006, the Colleges of the Fenway consortium has enjoyed the many benefits of this organization. HERC has provided us with a valuable recruitment tool enabling the six schools in the consortium to post all of our open positions on its website. It has also been useful in conducting faculty searches and we have hired many candidates who have seen our postings on the HERC website. Also valuable has been the opportunity to network and collaborate with over fifty institutions of higher learning on such critical issues as diversity and advertising. The annual diversity roundtable provides the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and address challenges we all face in the ever-changing work environment."

- Susan Morin, Human Resources Manager, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Colleges of the Fenway

Title: Why is faculty diversity and equity so important in higher education?
Mary Harvey, Associate Provost for Program Development, University of Chicago
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