Underrepresented Tenure Track Program

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The Underrepresented Tenure Track Faculty Program provides guidance and assistance to new minority faculty in navigating the ropes of the tenure track line.

Mission Statement:
"With the increase of a diverse society, particularly in the state of Illinois, it is imperative that our higher education institutions reflect this increase.  Therefore, one goal of Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to continue to support the hiring of underrepresented faculty with a major focus on tenure, promotion, and retention. The mission of the Underrepresented Tenure Track (URTT) Program is to provide the assistance needed to accomplish that goal.  Doing so would have a positive impact on the retention of students from diverse population and university inclusiveness."