Culture and Governance
Twenty-four new faculty were hired including from top research institutions such as Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, UCLA, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania. A set of new initiatives to improve faculty and staff satisfaction was developed for each senior leader and incorporated into their annual objectives. One third of the 24 new faculty hired were women resulting in the overall percentage of female full-time faculty increasing to 26%, a 1% increase over the previous year. This year, 3% of the full-time faculty are underrepresented minorities, increase from 2.1% in AY 2018-19. Stevens conducted a market study of faculty salaries and a benchmarking of a third of staff positions, and salary adjustments were made as necessary.