ERIC Number: ED342860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Pluralism in the Professoriate: Strategies for Developing Faculty Diversity. Minority on Campus [Series].
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.
This booklet describes strategies and issues for recruiting and retaining minority faculty for greater diversity among faculty at colleges and universities. The booklet proposes that institutions must take both short-term and long-term measures; short-term efforts should increase institutional attractiveness to currently eligible minority individuals, and long-term strategies should increase the pool of minority candidates. The first section of this document is an introduction. The second section discusses the importance of the campus environment in which minority faculty will be expected to work and live. Ten steps to develop a multicultural environment are listed. The third section lists the following short-term strategies for recruiting minority faculty: (1) developing position descriptions; (2) advertizing strategies; (3) contacting minority networks; (4) conducting telephone surveys and site visits; (5) using search consultants; (6) searching beyond higher education; (7) concentrating on certain fields; (8) interviewing; (9) defining the president's role; (10) understanding accreditation requirements; and (11) involving state government. The fifth section describes recruitment alternatives for smaller institutions, emphasizing interim and cooperative solutions. A section on long-term strategies suggests five 5- to 10-year efforts and six 10-year plus efforts. Concluding comments reiterate the importance of faculty diversity. (JB)
Descriptors: Campuses, College Faculty, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Faculty), Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Integration, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Labor Market, Long Range Planning, Minority Group Teachers, Personnel Selection
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 122 C Street N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2190 ($10.00 each; $25.00 for the Minorities on Campus series set of five).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Note: For related documents, see UD 028 569-572.