Higher Education Administration and Faculty Diversity Reading Room

The Higher Education Administration and Faculty Diversity Reading Room is designed to address the needs of education professionals working with diversity and diversity recruiting issues. It features articles, studies and other resources on the subject of faculty and administration diversity in higher education.

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  • This position paper summarizes the history, research, strategies, and best practices surrounding issues of recruitment, advancement, and retention of faculty of color. It has evolved out of the research, publications, and experiences of participants in the 1998 and 2002 Keeping Our Faculties symposia. These meetings brought together scholars and policymakers for scholarly discussion, reflection, and the generation of useful strategies for increasing faculty racial and ethnic diversity.

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  • The Revolving Door for Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Higher Education (2006)

    By: Josè F. Moreno, Daryl G. Smith, Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, Sharon Parker, and Daniel Hiroyuki Teraguchi

    Colleges and universities are struggling to diversify because underrepresented minority faculty are leaving almost as fast as they can be hired. he report analyzed faculty hiring and retention data at 27 private colleges and universities in California between 2000 and 2004. The report showed that underrepresented minority faculty — faculty who are African American, Latino/a and Native American/Alaska Native — increased from seven percent to nine percent during this period. This increase was limited in large part due to a high turnover rate among these faculty. The report showed that nearly three of every five newly hired underrepresented minority faculty were simply replacing other underrepresented minority faculty that had left the institutions.

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