ERIC Number: ED390354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
MHEC Minority Faculty Development Project. Final Report.
Myers, Samuel L.; Wilkins, Roy
As part of a two-year Midwestern Higher Education Commission (MHEC) initiative, this project provided essential background and planning information on minority faculty representation in Midwestern higher education, and proposed regional strategies to advance minority faculty recruitment and retention in Midwestern institutions of higher education. The research used survey data analyses of the dynamics of the labor market, interviews with successful minority faculty, case studies examining factors that contribute to institutional climate on this issue, and documentary analyses of institutional practices. The research concluded that: (1) when measured in comparison with the percentage of the entire population, representation among full-time faculty at member institutions differed by minority group with African Americans severely under represented in all states, American Indians and Hispanics under represented in most states, and Asian American not under represented; and (2) causes of these patterns included low faculty salaries, faculty mobility to other regions, "chilly" institutional climates, few recruitment or retention programs, and substantial under representation nationally along every part of the education pipeline among African American, Hispanics, and American Indians. Extensive appendixes contain the interview protocol, interview summary, faculty development survey, technical census tables, descriptions of exemplary programs, and a survey of doctoral degree recipients. (Contains 184 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Teachers, College Faculty, Colleges, Educational Environment, Faculty Recruitment, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Organizational Climate, Regional Characteristics, Regional Planning, School Demography, School Holding Power, Teacher Attitudes, Universities
Midwestern Higher Education Commission, 1300 S. Second St., Suite 130, Minneapolis, MN 55454 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: Midwestern Higher Education Commission, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers: African Americans; Pipelines; United States (Midwest)
Note: Funding also received from the Saint Paul Companies.