Our Actions

Furthering the Excellence of our Faculty

Building Inclusive Excellence

The Provost has expanded the program to build inclusive excellence initiated over the past four years, with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the Office for Institutional Equity offering inclusive searches workshops for unit leaders and for search committees to promote inclusive and equitable hiring. Incentive funding for hiring diverse faculty has been expanded with a $16 million grant from the Duke Endowment. The effort is multifaceted and includes both individual hires and cluster hires focused on specific themes to build critical mass and expertise.

Update June 2022: The Office of Faculty Advancement has led a 30 percent increase in the number of Black faculty over the last four years; since 2019, 15% of our regular-rank hires have been Black and 10% Hispanic.


Faculty Diversity Dashboard

Our diversity hiring and retention efforts will be tracked through a new dashboard of faculty diversity data, which will be available to the entire Duke community.


Faculty Development and Community Building

The Office for Faculty Advancement provides resources and programs dedicated tor faculty development and community building to support faculty success and retention.

Update, June 2022: Workshops on improving departmental climate, equitable hiring, unit-specific results of the climate survey, and advancement and professional success have been hosted for faculty throughout the year.


Promotion and Tenure Policy Revision

The Provost will continue to review and update our policies and guidelines on promotion and tenure to ensure that they are equitable and attentive to the biases that disadvantage underrepresented faculty and research on underrepresented communities.