Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence at UNO. We value faculty diversity in its myriad forms and strive for an equitable and inclusive campus climate where all faculty feel empowered to do their best work and fully engage in the life of the university.
Intentionality and accountability are central tenets of our work. Our efforts are guided by a campus-wide faculty committee that plays a key role in establishing priorities and action plans related to faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. Initiatives are aligned with the university’s metropolitan mission and include a focus on faculty searches and recruitment, mentoring and peer networks, and professional development for faculty and academic leaders. We benchmark and assess progress using a data-informed approach.
Leadership Faculty Fellows
The Leadership Faculty Fellow program is geared toward diversifying academic leadership for the campus. Faculty fellows work collaboratively with academic leadership in Academic Affairs and across the colleges to develop or build capacity in an area of need. In addition to taking the lead on a particular project or initiative, Faculty Fellows also learn about more general administrative tasks and priorities associated with supporting academic leadership of the campus. For more information on the program and recent participants click here.
Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Comprised of faculty representatives from all across the campus, this highly engaged group of nearly 20 faculty drive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at UNO. Learn more about the committee and its work here.
Faculty Searches and Recruitment
Recruiting and retaining well-qualified faculty with diverse perspectives and experiences is essential to the fulfillment of UNO’s mission and the realization of our vision as a premier metropolitan university. Click here for information and resources related to faculty searches and recruitment.
Growing With and Within our Community
UNO is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution with a metropolitan mission. We are a community of diverse teachers and learners, who are engaged not only on campus, but in the Omaha community as well. Click here to learn more about how UNO lives its metropolitan mission.