AALANA Faculty Advisory Council

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.

AFAC Mission

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.


Kijana Crawford