Minority Faculty Issues Racial/ethnic minorities are still considered underrepresented populations in most US professions. The disciplines of speech-language pathology and audiology are no exception. In 2003, only about 7% of the 110,000 ASHA members are members of racial/ethnic minority groups. Successful entry into the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology requires a ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   October 01, 2003
Minority Faculty Issues
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  • Vicki Deal-Williams
    Multicultural Affairs, ASHA
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training / Viewpoints
Viewpoint   |   October 01, 2003
Minority Faculty Issues
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 4-6. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.4
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 4-6. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.4
Racial/ethnic minorities are still considered underrepresented populations in most US professions. The disciplines of speech-language pathology and audiology are no exception. In 2003, only about 7% of the 110,000 ASHA members are members of racial/ethnic minority groups. Successful entry into the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology requires a journey through higher education, including graduate level study. That journey, for many racial/ethnic minorities, has been an insurmountable barrier and has limited our ability to increase the diversity of the professions.
The challenges posed by the participation of racial/ethnic minorities in higher education have yet to be overcome. Relative to their demographic, these students have historically been underrepresented at the collegiate level. The projected gap in these numbers continues to grow.
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