ERIC Number: ED382080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-29
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Mentoring To Build Diversity in the University Community.
Nye, Gloria T.; Maxcy, Spencer J.
This paper examines the use of mentoring to help increase the number of women and minorities in tenured faculty and administrative positions in higher education, and describes a model mentoring program undertaken at Louisiana State University (LSU). It reviews research on diversity within academia and reports on interviews conducted with administrators and faculty to gauge their opinions about diversity and mentoring in higher education. It also discusses roadblocks to mentoring and the perceived lack of women mentors by some junior women faculty. The paper then describes the Knowledge Engineering for Young Scholars (KEYS) summer program conducted at LSU, which brings talented female and minority high school students to campus to work with science and engineering faculty on various research activities. (Contains 59 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana State University
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration (Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 1994).