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ERIC Number: ED477580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0873676904
Minority Faculty at Community Colleges. Fastback 490.
Lovell, Ned B.; Alexander, Mary L.; Kirkpatrick, Laura A.
In spite of the fact that the nation is becoming more ethnically diverse, community colleges are faced with a shortage of minority faculty and administrators. The number of minority students on community college campuses is increasing at a rapid pace: up 61.3% from 1986-1996. Nonetheless, in 1996, 89% of the nation's community college presidents, 87% of community college trustees, and 90% of faculty were white. This document asks how one can expect to increase the percentage of minority administrators without minority instructors. The authors briefly describe the efforts of a number of colleges to recruit and train minorities, including the following: (1) Schenectady County Community College, New York, created an intern program designed to increase faculty diversity; (2) Santa Monica Community College (SMCC), California, has developed a number of programs, including a transfer agreement with a number of historically black colleges that encourages African-American graduates to come to SMCC as professional employees; (3) City College of San Francisco (CCSF), California, established a Faculty/ Mentor Diversity Internship, which assists CCSF in preparing people to become community college administrators, instructors, counselors, and librarians; (4) The Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York developed a fellowship program aimed at recruiting minority teaching fellows. (Contains 23 references.) (NB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
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