Protecting Minority Faculty from Burnout and Attrition
Diversifying our nation’s higher education institutions continues to be one of the most important and compelling challenges facing administrators. Despite years of affirmative action policies, a continuing pattern of underrepresentation of faculty of color in higher education remains. Currently, faculty of color represent less than one-fifth of the professoriate. Although this number has grown considerably during the past decade, according to the (U.S. Department of Education, the proportion of minority faculty is still not in parity with the proportion of minorities in the general U.S. population. Although most institutions cite the increasing of diversity as one of their institutional goals, few have achieved and sustained it.