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Faculty Equity and Leadership Development

Saint Louis University's DICE Faculty Equity Office aims to create inclusive excellence in faculty climate, well-being, policy and practices. Ultimately, our goal is to support the academic achievement of a diverse faculty body at SLU that will transform the regional, national and global workforce. 

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Faculty Gender Equity Committee

The Provost-Faculty Senate Faculty Gender Equity Committee is a standing committee, responsible for advancing the shared governance of the University via its consultative role to the faculty senate and provost on issues related to gender equity among faculty. It was established on November 1, 2018, in response to a key recommendation of the Faculty Senate Gender Equity Task Force (2014-2017). Representatives from SLU colleges and schools utilize empirical research and internal data for informing recommendations made to the faculty senate and provost.

Faculty Mentoring

Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program


The Catholic Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University (SLU) implores us to welcome, support, and mentor faculty, especially those from historically excluded backgrounds. Empirical research demonstrates structural and interpersonal barriers to the workload, retention, and advancement in academia for faculty from historically excluded groups. The National Science Foundation identified historically excluded groups from faculty roles in academia by race/ethnicity, gender and disability. The groups identified included African American/Black, Latinx, or Indigenous/American Indian Alaskan Native, women, and those with visible and invisible disabilities. Emerging research is identifying the lack of belonging and stigma experienced by faculty who are part of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Fortunately, there are empirically supported methods for increasing faculty retention and advancement through dedicated mentorship programs for community building and networks.


  • Aim 1: Skills Building for Academic Success as a Junior Faculty Member
  • Aim 2: Mentorship Network-Building Across Horizontal and Vertical Communities

2023-24 Faculty Mentoring Curriculum (PDF)

Research Resources

Teaching Resources

Center for Social Action

Service-learning is a teaching method used in many Saint Louis University courses that integrates service to others into the curriculum. Expert consultation is available for faculty.

Find Out How to Integrate Service-Learning Into Your Curriculum

Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning 

Faculty Leadership

Toolkit on Faculty Recruitment and Retention 

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White Papers