ERIC Number: ED237608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Number and Percent of Black Faculty at State Universities Decline from 1979 to 1981. Staff Report 82-10.
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.
Analysis of employment patterns at State colleges and universities in Kentucky shows that the percentage and number of black faculty declined from 1979 to 1981. Most of the traditionally white State universities continued in 1981 to have overwhelmingly white faculties. Blacks comprised 2.8 percent of the faculty across the State, and only 2.0 percent of faculty at the previously white schools were black. The University of Kentucky, the State's largest, employed 25 blacks out of a faculty of 1511. Only the University of Kentucky's community college system improved steadily in hiring black faculty each year since 1975. Even so, the percentage of black faculty in the community colleges still represented less than the 7.1 percent of blacks in the State population as of 1980. More progress was made at Kentucky State University than at any other State school, with the black faculty concentration continuing to decline from 50 percent in 1975 to 39.8 percent in 1981, making Kentucky State's faculty substantially more desegregated than any of the other institutions. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.