AALANA Faculty Advisory Council (AFAC) serves as an advisory council to the Provost in support of the career success of African American, Latino American, and Native American faculty.
The mission of AFAC is to support, retain, and promote the career success of AALANA faculty at RIT.
To achieve its mission, AFAC will:
Identify and support effective strategies and activities that promote the career success of AALANA faculty
Assist AALANA faculty in finding and developing networks, mentors, and sponsors
Promote leadership development and mentoring activities for AALANA faculty
Provide support needed for AALANA faculty to be successful through tenure and promotion
Communicate and collaborate with other groups concerned with inclusion and diversity
Identify the issues that AALANA faculty face and develop actions to address those issues
Facilitate awareness among the administration and the university community regarding issues facing AALANA faculty and how to create a more inclusive RIT community
Develop an understanding among RIT faculty and administrators of the importance of acting as sponsors for AALANA faculty (learn more about sponsors on the Inside Higher Ed website)
Work to develop sponsors for AALANA faculty
Make recommendations to the Provost on actions needed to address particular issues necessary to create an academic environment that fosters the academic success of AALANA faculty at RIT
AFAC Sub-committee: allofus @ RIT: Rising Inclusively Together
Acknowledging a critical need for action within RIT, the mission of allofus @ RIT (Rising Inclusively Together) is to co-create with the larger RIT academic community a thriving and inclusive environment for AALANA faculty that supports them in their professional growth and enhances their work satisfaction.