ERIC Number: ED430468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Faculty Diversity Initiative Update.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.
This report provides data on faculty racial/ethnic diversity within the Oregon University System (OUS) and summarizes various OUS diversity initiatives to attract and retain faculty of color. It notes that in 1997-98 faculty of color represented 8.4 percent of all faculty (instructional, research, and public service) compared to 7.5 percent in 1995-96. For instructional faculty, faculty of color increased from 7.0 percent in 1995-96 to 9.6 percent in 1998-99. In most instances the representation of faculty of color within the OUS is lower, proportionally, than national figures, except in the case of American Indian/Alaskan Native faculty. Recommendations are provided for continuation of efforts to attract faculty from underrepresented groups and continuation of the OUS Faculty Diversity Initiative. Eight appendixes provide data on full-time faculty by rank, racial/ethnic group, and gender for the OUS and its seven constituent institutions; full-time instructional faculty by rank and racial/ethnic group; and full-time faculty from various racial/ethnic groups nationally and for selected western states. (MDM)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Pacific Americans, Racial Differences, State Universities, Tables (Data), Whites
Office of Academic Affairs, Oregon University System, P.O. Box 3175, Eugene, OR 97403; Tel: 541-346-5722.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.