Monitoring faculty diversity: The need for a more granular approach

Sharon L. Weinberg

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The slow growth of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in higher education, as measured by the customarily used institution-wide aggregate percentage, hides a more severe clustering by race/ethnicity. This effect is revealed only when one takes into account the departments or units into which URM faculty have been hired. A new approach is proposed for measuring faculty diversity that takes into account this additional factor. The effectiveness of the new approach is illustrated using data from a large private university.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-387
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Higher Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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