ERIC Number: ED419455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Oregon State System of Higher Education. A Report Prepared for the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Portland. Office of Institutional Research.
This report presents data on the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty in the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) as of October 1996. Comparative data for U.S. institutions in general are for 1992 and are from the National Center for Education Statistics. Highlights include: (1) African Americans make up 0.9 percent of OSSHE faculty overall compared to a nationwide percentage of 2.7 at public research universities, 3.1 at public doctoral universities, and 9.1 at comprehensive institutions; (2) at nearly all OSSHE institutions, the proportion of minority group full-time faculty has increased, averaging 5.5 percent in 1990-91 to 8.8 percent in 1996-97; (3) at most OSSHE institutions, the largest proportion of minority group tenure-track faculty is at the assistant professor rank; and (4) the largest percent of minority group faculty overall is in the high market-discipline groups (computer science, business, law, veterinary medicine, and engineering). Specific tables provide data on: distribution of full-time faculty by ethnic group: OSSHE compared to U.S. public institutions; minority group full-time faculty, 1996-97 compared to 1990-91 and 1995-96; minority group full-time faculty by rank, 1996-97: percent of all faculty in each rank; minority faculty percent of total by rank; minority group full-time faculty by discipline, 1996-97: percent of all full-time faculty in each discipline; and minority faculty percent of total by discipline. Two appendices provide additional detail on full-time faculty by ethnicity, rank, and discipline. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Portland. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon