ERIC Number: ED351962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Universities Gain Eight Black Professors in 1987 Reversing Six-Year Decline. Staff Report 88-6.
Farmer, David A.
This staff report presents data on black faculty employment in the tenure program of the Kentucky state university system and the employment patterns of the state-supported institutions of higher learning. Among the findings are the following: (1) the total number of blacks teaching in the tenure system rose to 131 in 1987, reversing a 6-year decline; this, however, brought the total to 4 fewer than in 1975; (2) total blacks teaching in the tenure system in 1987 represented 2.6 percent of the total faculty; (3) 11 more blacks taught at traditionally white institutions in 1987 than in 1985; and (4) Western State University had the lowest rate of employing black faculty with blacks making up just 0.8 percent of its faculty. Overall, the report shows that Kentucky's state-supported universities and community colleges made modest gains in the employment of black faculty members between 1985 and 1987. The traditionally white universities in Kentucky are viewed as still quite distant from their objective of meeting the state desegregation plan goal of black faculty comprising at least 3.8 percent of the total faculty. Each university currently operates under its own desegregation plan, but goals for black employment are often vague. Even when goals are clearly established, the institutions have consistently fallen short of meeting them. (GLR)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Personnel Selection, State Standards, Trend Analysis, Universities
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 832 Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.