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Resources for Diversity Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement

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Read the Task Force Recommendations

Pictured: Former APSA President Dianne Pinderhughes, task force president, and Luis Fraga, task force co-chair, present The Task Force on Political Science in the 21st Century Report findings at the National Press Club, in Washington DC on October 21, 2011.

Resources for Diversity Recruitment and Retention in the Profession

APSA Programs

APSA Resources

Spotlight on Resources

Reducing the Impact of Bias in the STEM Workforce --OSTP/OPM Report (New)

Read the 2016 report by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Personnel Management's  (OPM) Interagency Policy Group on research on interventions aimed at overcoming the challenges presented by, and reducing the impact of, implicit bias. 

StratEGIC Toolkit - NSF ADVANCE Best Practices: A Collection of evidence-based NSF-ADVANCE Grant Best Practices, tools, and briefings for departments and institutions seeking strategies on diverse and inclusive recruitment and hiring practices. (In particular, see: Lauren, S.L. & Austin, A.E. (2014). Strategic Intervention Brief #5: Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring. In Laursen, S. L., & Austin, A. E., StratEGIC Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change. Boulder,
CO, and East Lansing, MI.

APSA Status Committee Reports

Program Spotlight: Advancing Diversity Recruitment and Retention in the Profession

The following list spotlights examples of recruitment and retention programs and initiatives that political scientists and departments are engaged in to increase and advance diversity and inclusion throughout the profession. Tell APSA about your department's program! 

Duke University-Department of Political Science *

Florida International University

University of Central Florida *

Princeton University-Department of Politics

Purdue University*

The Ohio State University

University of California, Santa Barbara*

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science *

University of Virginia, Department of Politics

University of Washington *

* APSA MSRP Recruiting Departments. See here for more information about how to join. 

View more Spotlight Programs here.

Tell APSA about a diversity recruitment or retention program that you or your department is engaged. Submit a spotlight program today! Or Email us at [email protected]

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