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Increasing Faculty Diversity

The Occupational Choices of High-Achieving Minority Students

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674009455

Publication Date: 02/28/2003


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 graphs, 46 tables


Increasing Faculty Diversity confronts a perplexing issue—why the racial/ethnic composition of American college and university faculty is not representative of the American population—in a thoughtful and systematic way. In the process it dispels a number of popular myths and offers a concrete menu of steps that should be taken if academia wants to diversify its faculty. Readers interested in polemics should look elsewhere: here they will find an important social issue analyzed in a dispassionate way.—Ronald Ehrenberg, author of Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much

A vexing problem in American academia is how to ensure the adequate representation of minority groups in higher education, not only among students but even more importantly among faculty. Cole and Barber do those concerned with this issue a tremendous service by providing concrete information about the process by which minority students go on to become college and university professors. While many have offered policies to improve minority representation in the professoriate, theirs are the only recommendations to be grounded in hard facts and solid empirical research.—Douglas Massey, coauthor of American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

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