Cal State San Bernardino has received a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation, money that it will use to help increase women and minority faculty in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments.
The grant will be used “to facilitate a culture of equity and diversity within the [STEM] faculty through comprehensive policy changes,” university President Tomas D. Morales said in a statement.
Those changes will involve the recruiting, hiring, promoting and granting of tenure to STEM faculty members. A task force recently identified “inequities” among Cal State San Bernardino faculty in those academic disciplines
“The grant will help [Cal State San Bernardino] not only increase the number of female and underrepresented minorities teaching STEM courses, but will also help introduce and implement new policies and procedures to ensure hiring, recruiting and tenure processes that are equitable,” Morales said in the statement.