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Faculty Interest Groups

Diverse Faculty Group

The KCC/CUNY Diverse Faculty Interest Group was created to:

  • Offer KCC faculty from diverse backgrounds and from under-represented groups the opportunity to explore issues pertaining to faculty in higher education. Specifically, the challenges that under-represented faculty (people of color; women; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals; and differently-abled people) experience in higher education.

  • Provide a forum in which the participants can discuss research, published articles, educational strategies and share resources pertaining to the specific needs of students and faculty from diverse/under-represented populations.

  • Foster the collaboration ofdiverse/under-represented faculty in the development and completion of individual or group scholarly and service activities.

  • Create a supportive and safe environment in which the participants can discuss professional concerns and receive feedback/information concerning the process of re-appointment, tenure and promotion.


Kevicha Echols

Keisha Thompson

Kevicha Echols (Community Health) and Keisha Thompson (Behavioral Sciences) serve as co-facilitators of the KCC/CUNY Diverse Faculty Interest Group (FIG-D). The group meets monthly to discuss assigned readings, share their challenges, new initiatives and on-going projects.

For more informationor to join the Diverse Faculty FIG, please contact Kevichaat( orKeishaat( and please see our work on our site on the CUNY Academic Commons.