ERIC Number: ED459668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Diversity in College Faculty: SREB States Address a Need. A Special Report from the Doctoral Scholars Program.
Abraham, Ansley; Jacobs, Walter R., Jr.
This report describes the Doctoral Scholars Program of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), which is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions. The compact provides minority doctoral candidates with academic and financial support as well as personal guidance, support, and counseling. There is a great shortage of minority faculty members in the United States, and the small number of minorities on the path to doctoral degrees and faculty positions is especially serious in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. A diverse faculty with a variety of scholarly perspectives will produce a stronger educational experience for all students. The SREB has responded to this need through its Doctoral Scholars Program. In 1993, the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program enrolled its first class of 13 minority Ph.D. students in 5 states, and as of December 1998, 220 scholars had entered the program and there was a retention rate of 95% after only 6 years of operation. The SREB Doctoral Scholars Program works by combining multiple program components with direct services to students and a philosophy that fosters success. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Diversity (Student), Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Teacher Recruitment
Southern Regional Education Board, Publication Orders Department, 592 10th St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 (Stock No. 99E01, $5, plus $2.50 shipping and handling). Tel: 404-875-9211, ext. 236, Fax: 404-872-1477. For full text: http://www.sreb.org/programs/dsp/publications/Diversity.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.