ERIC Number: ED307950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
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The Dry Pipeline: Increasing the Flow of Minority Faculty.
Linthicum, Dorothy S.
This paper underscores the importance of increasing the number of minority faculty at community colleges, cites examples of programs currently being conducted to achieve this objective, and suggests actions to be taken by community leaders and educators. Section I reviews reasons for concern about achieving a significant presence of minority faculty on two-year college campuses and considers demographic and economic trends that make it imperative that educational opportunities for minorities be expanded. Section II examines the numbers, percentages, and positions of minority faculty employed in higher education, indicating that, in 1985, 90% of the full-time faculty were White, 4% were Black, 4% were Asian, 2% were Hispanic, and less than 1% were Native American. Section III reviews statistics on the participation of minorities in higher education, indicating that between 1976 and 1986, there was an almost 5% decline in the percentage of Black youth and over a 6% decline in the percentage of Hispanic youth attending college. In section IV, components of a multi-faceted effort to increase the number of minority faculty are discussed. This section offers examples of programs illustrating short- and long-range strategies for colleges and states. Section V looks at the related roles of national, state, and community leaders; state governments; college trustees; college faculty; and the colleges themselves to increase the number of minorities on campus. (ALB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the League for Innovation in the Community College Conference "Leadership 2000" (San Francisco, CA, June 11-14, 1989). For a related document, see JC 890 271.