ERIC Number: ED307912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Dry Pipeline: Increasing the Flow of Minority Faculty.
Linthicum, Dorothy S.
Drawing from a review of the literature and a survey of state directors of community college education nationwide, this report highlights innovative ideas and programs used by colleges and states to increase the number of minority faculty at community colleges. Introductory sections describe the purposes and methods of a 1988 study of minority faculty at two-year colleges, institutional and state efforts and long-range plans to recruit minority faculty, and cooperative relationships with graduate schools and professional associations. The next section reviews data on minority underrepresentation on college faculties across the nation, their concentration in lower-level and untenured positions, and wide variations among institutions and states. After a brief review of data on minority participation and degree attainment in higher education, the report lists a number of short- and long-range strategies that have been implemented by individual colleges and states. A descriptive statement about each strategy and, where possible, the name and address of a contact person are provided. In addition, strategies recommended in the literature are cited. Concluding comments stress the need for leadership in affirmative action, and underscore the responsibilities of states, trustees, faculty, and colleges. The survey instrument is appended. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.