Liberal Arts College Association for Faculty Inclusion

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LACAFI Mission

The members of this assocation wish to commit ourselves to diversity and to assist in the recruitment and appointment of those committed to diversity, including underrepresented minorities (URM), to positions as postdoctoral fellows and faculty at liberal arts colleges. The member institutions will collectively send two or more representatives to national research conferences that attract large numbers of URM scientists. The overall purpose of this shared travel program is to distribute information about career opportunities in teaching and research at liberal arts colleges, to meet potential job candidates, and to establish connections with interested doctoral-granting institutions.


Best Practices for Diversity and Inclusion in the Science Classroom

LACAFI is pleased to announce that it will convene a best practices conference June 18-21, 2015, at Grinnell College: [Link] We will discuss approaches to encouraging students in the sciences from diverse backgrounds and the current scholarship on ways to create an inclusive environment for all. Check for updates regarding the conference program.


LACAFI. This group is funded by 2008 grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program and by the member institutions.
This page last edited on: 22-aug-14 by Doug Peterson.