The department’s Diversity Action Plan is based on the principles elaborated in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Diversity Action Plan and on the Towson University Commitment to Diversity webpage. The department supports the achievement of the goals elaborated in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Diversity Action Plan.
Of the Fisher College goals, the department will develop additional plans in the areas of faculty recruitment, faculty retention and student retention.
The department will develop a list of diversity-oriented sites for job posting and seek guidance from the National Consortium of Higher Education on strategies for dealing with the “two-body” problem in faculty hiring.
The department will encourage women and minority faculty to join female- or minority-oriented professional societies and seek funding for membership dues.
The department will publicize, publish in course syllabi, and include on laboratory safety signature sheets its laboratory policy for pregnant students. A binder with MSDS data for chemicals used in laboratory courses will be completed.