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Author Tierney, William G. ♦ Sallee, Margaret W. ♦ Stanley, Christine ♦ Turner, Caroline
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract American Academic for helpful feedback on a draft of this article. Despite efforts at the federal, state, and institutional levels over the past several decades, the number of faculty of color at universities remains unrepresentative of the general population. In 1992, for example, African Americans accounted for 4.9 percent of all faculty. Twelve years later, in 2004, they accounted for 5.9 percent of all faculty. 1 Many institutions have implemented a variety of measures to try to increase the representation of faculty of color on their campuses. However, most actions, such as hiring a chief diversity officer or incorporating a focus on diversity into the institutional mission statement, are mere structural changes and do little to transform the institutional culture. Despite some isolated successes, the data indicate that progress has been slow. In this article, we examine the recruitment and retention practices of underrepresented faculty of color at 18 postsecondary institutions across the United States. We focus specifically on African American and Latino2 faculty, as these two
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study