FSU encourages established career scholars – Full Professors, Teaching Professors, and Researchers – to accept local, regional, and national leadership roles and to craft meaningful liaisons with community leaders. The community also expects established scholars to increase their mentorship of early and mid-career faculty and post-docs.
At FSU, Affinity Groups are considered tools for strengthening diversity and inclusion and are therefore primarily supported by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The D&I website offers this description: “Affinity Groups are voluntary associations comprised of Faculty and Staff who have common interests. They play a vital role in articulating, promoting and supporting the needs and goals of their various communities and organizations. Their primary focus is to develop and improve the campus climate by increasing the presence of diverse faculty and staff.”
There is a specific call in 2021-22 for faculty and staff interested in supporting the formation of an Affinity Group for those with Native American/Indigenous identities and an Affinity Group for persons with disabilities. If you are interested in helping build either group, please contact the EDI office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about joining an established Affinity Group or forming an Affinity Group not mentioned above, visit https://diversity.fsu.edu/get-involved/affinity-groups.
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