Retention of Minority Faculty in Higher Education Nationwide, the number of full time faculty of color in institutions of higher education has shown significant increases since the mid-1980s. The number of full time faculty of color increased by 47.7% from 1985 to 1995, compared with a 9.9% increase for whites, according to employment and faculty surveys ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1999
Retention of Minority Faculty in Higher Education
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  • Dolores E. Battle
    Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
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Article   |   October 01, 1999
Retention of Minority Faculty in Higher Education
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 1999, Vol. 3, 7-12. doi:10.1044/ihe3.2.7
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 1999, Vol. 3, 7-12. doi:10.1044/ihe3.2.7
Nationwide, the number of full time faculty of color in institutions of higher education has shown significant increases since the mid-1980s. The number of full time faculty of color increased by 47.7% from 1985 to 1995, compared with a 9.9% increase for whites, according to employment and faculty surveys of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At the present time, 15% of all full time faculty are persons of color. (The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, August 28, 1998.) Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) has not kept pace with the national trend. Since 1990–91 there has been a small (2.6 %) but consistent increase in the percentage of faculty from ethnic minority groups in communication sciences and disorders. According to the Council of Graduate Programs 1996–97 National Survey of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs (Petrosino, Lieberman & McNeil, 1998), only 7.8 percent of full-time faculty in communication sciences and disorders are from ethnic minority groups.
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