Goals and Objectives

To Recruit and Retain Faculty and Staff

The Faculty and Staff Association for Diversity (FSAD) has two main objectives: to recruit and to retain minority faculty and staff. To meet the challenge of providing optimum service to a multicultural society, FSAD provides three services.

Program Services

Candidate Identification

Members of the FSAD will suggest ways to locate qualified, diverse candidates for vacancies through their own contacts and professional networks.

Interview and Recruitment Assistance

During the recruitment process, members are available to provide their unique perspective on the Upstate and the Syracuse communities. They are available to meet individually with candidates or may participate in the actual search process.

Mentorship for Retention

Once a diversity candidate is recruited, he or she will be paired with a mentor. This mentorship is designed to assist the new employee in navigating the institution, thereby encouraging a deeper attachment to Upstate Medical University and assuring that the new employee will find Upstate a rewarding place to work long term.