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AAUW (American Association of University Women)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice for promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW has worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Visit to learn out how you can become part of the AAUW community.


American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
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College and University Work-Life-Family Association

The College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA) has evolved to provide information on work/life issues within the specialized environment of higher education. CUWFA offers services to support the diverse group of professionals contributing to the development of work/life programs and policies on campus: human resource administrators, student services administrators, work/family and work/life managers, child care and elder care program directors, senior administrators, faculty, and others.


HACU- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a membership organization that represents more than 450 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. Founded in 1986, HACU represents existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Its mission to Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education is fulfilled by promoting the development of its members; improving access to post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and developing and sharing resources and expertise.


National Postdoc Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, NPA has taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States. NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level.


WEPAN – Women in Engineering ProActive Network

WEPAN – Women in Engineering ProActive Network — is the nation’s foremost network dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering higher education and workplaces. The network includes leaders from nearly 200 universities, engineering colleges, corporations, and organizations. WEPAN connects people, research, and practice; and powers initiatives, projects and professional development that equip advocates with the knowledge and tools to propel sustainable, systems-level culture changes so that ALL can thrive in engineering.



American Council on Education

As part of the Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility, the American Council on Education works with senior administrators to effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty throughout their careers. Specifically, ACE’s Institutional Leadership Group has developed a toolkit of best practices to improve workplace flexibility on their campus. Currently, ACE is advancing an agenda to support faculty in transitioning successfully through retirement, and potentially into encore careers. For more information see
ACE represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and non-profit and for-profit entities. ACE’s strength lies in a loyal and diverse base of more than 1,700 member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. ACE convenes representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.


Black Doctoral Network

The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is an organization for individuals of African descent who are holders of, or scholars engaged in the pursuit of, undergraduate and advanced degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. We provide opportunities for networking, support, and collaboration while answering the call for diversity in both academia and corporate institutions. We serve as a conduit between talented scholars, researchers, and practitioners and institutions that are serious about diversity and inclusion.

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Diverse Scholar

The DiverseScholar non-profit specializes in diversity talent sourcing for junior faculty positions. DiverseScholar offers a number of services to diversify the doctoral workforce. is the premier website for diverse postdocs—candidates for faculty openings especially in the science,technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. DiverseScholar’s Doctoral Directory is the largest CV database of minority postdocs. More than just a job board, they also publish original articles about diversity news, issues, and events.

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Keeping Our Faculty

Since 1998 Keeping Our Faculty has been the only national symposium focused on advancing faculty diversity in higher education. Let’s continue these efforts - together.

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Keeping Our Faculty Symposium VII, Faculty Diversity Matters: Cultivating Wisdom, Moving to Action will be held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities on April 17-19, 2016. This symposium addresses the recruitment, retention and advancement of American Indian faculty and faculty of color.  


National Coalition Building Institute

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is an international leadership organization based in Washington, DC. NCBI trains teams on campuses across the US. Students, faculty, and administrators learn through a TTT program to lead diversity programs across campus. Rooted in an understanding of individual and community change, NCBI leaders work to further cultural competence, collaboration and partnerships, and effective relationships within and across group identities.


National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists & Technical Professionals

NOLGSTP is a professional society that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NOGLSTP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.

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Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) works to influence national policy and promote effective workplace practices to ensure that today’s workforce is inclusive of all people, including people with disabilities. ODEP drives systems and practice changes by disseminating ODEP policy strategies and effective practices, sharing information, and providing technical assistance to government agencies, service providers and
non-governmental entities, as well as public and private employers.


Our Ability

The leading national disability organization, helping people see beyond differences; to see the value we all hold inside ourselves. Born with a congenital amputation, John Robinson founded Our Ability as a bridge between employment and the individual with a disability. The goal of Our Ability is to mentor people in a way most meaningful in today’s world. Through speaking, disability sensitivity training, and Our Ability Connect.


SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholar Program’s goal is to produce more minority Ph.D students who seek careers as faculty on college campuses. The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support including financial assistance, academic/research funding, career counseling and job postings, scholar counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, and continued early career support.


The PhD Project

The PhD Project is a unique diversity initiative that encourages African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans to pursue Ph.D.s in business to serve as role models and mentors for minority business students. Since its inception in 1994, the PhD Project has more than quadrupled the number of minority business professors from 294 to over 1,300 and there are over 300 minority doctoral students in the pipeline. Visit to access an application for the annual conference.


Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global is a national non-profit that works to eliminate the barriers of workforce integration for skilled, work-authorized immigrants and refugees. It provides job seekers with customized training, support, and critical access to job opportunities through its employer and volunteer networks, as well as partners with employees to meet the talent needs of the U.S. workforce.

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Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. The institute’s current focus is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. The institute is bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women’s advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.


International Higher Education Dual Career Association

Many higher education institutions have created dual career/relocation services/programs in order to provide job search assistance to the spouse or partner of someone they wish to hire. Some universities provide this service for only faculty spouses/partners; others provide the service for faculty and staff spouses/partners. No two dual career programs are exactly alike, and there is a wide variance in the services provided, length of service time, population, and how the programs/services are administered, and which department houses the program. By sharing ideas and resources, each program gains valuable insights into how to cost effectively
provide these services.


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Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

COACHE is a Harvard-based research-practice partnership—a consortium of chief academic officers and faculty leaders using sound data to come together to improve outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. With COACHE’s surveys of faculty, more than 250 colleges, universities, community colleges and systems have strengthened their capacity to identify the drivers of faculty diversity and success and to implement informed changes.
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