David Harwell

Broadening Minority Faculty Participation at Research Universities

Discussion created by David Harwell on Apr 1, 2010

Hiring and developing minority faculty at research universities is a persistent theme in discussions around broadening participation of underrepresented minorities (URMs). A new report by Donna Nelson and Christopher Brammer, "A National Analysis of Minorities in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Institutions", reported "there are relatively few tenured and tenure-track underrepresented minority faculty in these research university departments, even though a growing number and percentage of minorities are completing their Ph.D.s. Qualified minorities are not going to faculties of many science and engineering disciplines". Students need role models and mentors to inspire, motivate, and encourage them in these typically underrepresented fields.

 

 

 

 

 

For the report "A National Analysis of Minorities in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Institutions", visit:

 

 

http://chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/Faculty_Tables_FY07/07Report.pdf

 

On the Web:

 

 

http://cacm.acm.org

 

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