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Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 34

Stop the lip service and stalling on faculty diversity: What a genuine commitment to hiring African-American faculty requires at top universities


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2022M3512

Citation: Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation, Viet Ha Hoang, Vijender Kumar Solanki, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga, Shivani Agarwal (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 34, pages 9397 ()

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Abstract. There is a significant shortage of minority faculty at U.S. Colleges and Universities (Davis \& Fry, 2019). Black, Hispanic, Native American, and multi-racial faculty members are underrepresented in the faculty ranks, compared to not only their share of the U.S. population (Gasman, 2022; Davis \& Fry, 2019). The U.K. is even worse than the U.S., where just 160 out of 22,855 professors in 2020/21 are Black, essentially less than 1\% (White, 2022). Minority students with educators of the same race or ethnicity are more likely to see those teachers as role models and report more significant effort in school and higher college goals (Davis \& Fry, 2019). This paper explores the best practices to recruit more minority faculty in 2022 and beyond


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