Members of the Case Western Reserve University community, particularly faculty in STEM-related fields, are invited to join a monthly Journal Club focused on STEM faculty recruitment and retention. Pathway 4 of the university’s strategic plan, Think Big, seeks to increase recruitment and retention of historically disenfranchised populations in STEM disciplines. These monthly meetings will focus on readings about best practices and research on faculty recruitment and mentoring, as well as other related topics that will engage attendees in discussion about the reading. While geared toward faculty in STEM-specific fields, the events are open to everyone at Case Western Reserve.
The first meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. The meeting will be led by Robert L. Solomon, Esq., vice president of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and will focus on the importance of mentoring for underrepresented minority faculty.