Improving and Retaining Faculty Diversity

Recruitment and Hiring Strategies to Improve Faculty Diversity

Topics: Community College, Human Resources, Administration and Finance, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Increasing faculty diversity to match the diversity of the student body and surrounding community creates a better learning atmosphere on community college campuses. This report details initiatives for publicizing open faculty positions to minority populations as well as strategies for retaining diverse faculty. The report also describes how institutions define diversity and the metrics used to measure diversity among faculty.

Research Questions

  • How do contacts define diversity?
  • What strategies do contacts use to increase faculty diversity?
  • What strategies do contacts use to maintain faculty diversity?