Recruitment of Minority Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders Non-Asian ethnic minorities are underrepresented among the faculty in higher education, including communication sciences and disorders. At a time in which universities are under pressure to offer programs that will appeal to a changing, more diverse, student body, most institutions have been unable to attract the critical mass of ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1999
Recruitment of Minority Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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  • Dolores E. Battle
    Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
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Article   |   July 01, 1999
Recruitment of Minority Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 7-11. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.7
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 7-11. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.7
Non-Asian ethnic minorities are underrepresented among the faculty in higher education, including communication sciences and disorders. At a time in which universities are under pressure to offer programs that will appeal to a changing, more diverse, student body, most institutions have been unable to attract the critical mass of minority faculty that would contribute to such an environment (Davis, 1995). Among faculty in communication sciences and disorders, only 7.8% of the fulltime faculty are from underrepresented minority groups (Petrosino, Lieberman, & McNeil, 1998). While there has been a slow but steady increase in the number of minority faculty from ethnic minority groups since 1990–1991, the number remains significantly below representation among all faculty as well as among faculty in communication sciences and disorders (Wilds & Wilson, 1998; Petrosino et al.). Hispanics, Asian Americans, and American Indians made the greatest growth gains, with African Americans holding approximately the same share they held in 1993.
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