3. Access to University: Under-represented Groups Recruitment
Jesselton University College (JUC) is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity within its academic community. We recognize the importance of fostering an environment that celebrates individuals from underrepresented groups and acknowledges the unique perspectives they bring to our campus. Our Access to University Underrepresented Groups Recruit policy outlines our commitment to actively recruit students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, with a specific focus on low-income household students and outskirt students, to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community.
Recruitment Strategy: JUC will develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy to actively identify, attract, and engage with underrepresented groups, with a particular emphasis on students from low-income households and those residing in outskirt areas. This strategy will be tailored to address the specific challenges faced by these individuals and to encourage their participation in higher education.
Outreach Initiatives: We will conduct targeted outreach initiatives in collaboration with community organizations, schools, and other relevant institutions, specifically aiming to reach potential candidates from low-income households and outskirt areas. These initiatives will raise awareness about JUC's educational opportunities and support services.
Scholarships and Financial Aid: JUC will provide scholarships and financial aid programs specifically designed to support students from low-income households and outskirt areas. These initiatives will help alleviate financial barriers and encourage individuals from these backgrounds to pursue higher education.
Inclusive Hiring Practices: The university will prioritize inclusive hiring practices that seek out and attract qualified candidates from underrepresented groups for faculty and staff positions. The recruitment process will be transparent and free from any bias or discrimination.
Diverse Representation: JUC is committed to promoting diversity within its governance structures, academic departments, and administrative units. We will actively seek diverse representation on university committees and boards, including individuals from low-income households and outskirt areas.
Professional Development: The university will provide professional development opportunities and resources for staff and faculty to enhance their cultural competence and foster an inclusive learning environment, catering to the needs of diverse students.
Evaluation and Reporting: JUC will regularly assess the effectiveness of our recruitment efforts to ensure we are meeting our goals and objectives. Data on the representation of underrepresented groups, particularly low-income household students and outskirt students, among students, staff, and faculty will be collected and reported transparently.
At Jesselton University College, we firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive academic community enhances the educational experience for all. Our Access to University Underrepresented Groups Recruit policy reflects our commitment to taking proactive steps to recruit students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on students from low-income households and those residing in outskirt areas. Through these efforts, we aim to create a dynamic and enriched learning environment that embraces the diversity of our campus community.