CUNY FACULTY DIVERSITY INITIATIVE
OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT & DIVERSITY

The Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) launched an exciting initiative to support our diverse professoriate at CUNY in 2017. With the generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,the CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI) aims to develop sustained mentorship for junior faculty via research/ writing seminars and a series of professionalization workshops. Currently, the initiative works in conjunction with Queens College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and City College of New York, the four Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF)-serving institutions at The City University of New York. Learn more

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  • CFDI Call for Proposals 2017-2018

    September 5, 2017

    The Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI) is a mentorship program for CUNY faculty that includes monthly research/writing seminars and a series of professionalization workshops. By creating intellectual spaces to advance scholarship and creativity, we seek to enhance the prospects for tenure and promotion and improve upon the overall University climate. The initiative invites applications from early career Assistant Professors from the four MMUF-serving campuses; Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College.

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  • CFDI Executive Summary 2016-2017

    July 7, 2017

    With the generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) of the Office of Human Resources Management at the City University of New York launched an exciting initiative to support the professoriate. The CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI) started on June 1, 2016 and will run through May 30, 2020. With additional support from the Office of Academic Affairs, Dr. Victoria Stone-Cadena serves as the Assistant Project Administrator spearheading the implementation of our collective vision for the initiative.

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  • The Book Prospectus

    July 7, 2017

    The CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI) of the City University of New York hosted the second in a series of six professional development workshops in early May. The first cohort of Mellon faculty fellows and mentors came together for a 3-hour workshop focused on “The Book Prospectus: Peer-reviewed work and the Publishing Industry,” led by Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of the Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center at CUNY. Given the interdisciplinary group, Wissoker covered a broad range of publication strategies, asking pointed questions to prompt the fellows to think about their key objectives and their own arguments.

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    CDFI Mellon Call for Proposals 2017-2018

    The CUNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI). In its second year, the CFDI is open to tenure-track Assistant Professors at Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College. For more information and eligibility requirements, please see the call for proposals.

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Victoria Stone-Cadena, Assistant Project Administrator of the CFDI, at victoria.stone-cadena@cuny.edu.

    Diversity Vision Statement

    The City University of New York has long been recognized as one of the most diverse university systems in the nation. The University aims to enhance its national standing by continuing to build a diverse community that enriches its academic environment. The University’s unwavering commitment to serving students, its insistence on academic rigor, and its support of world-class faculty guide its work to foster and promote an ever more diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Learn more