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ERIC Number: EJ1150813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
"Someone Who Looks Like Me": Promoting the Success of Students of Color by Promoting the Success of Faculty of Color
Benitez, Michael; James, Mary; Joshua, Kazi; Perfetti, Lisa; Vick, S. Brooke
Liberal Education, v103 n2 Spr 2017
Despite focused efforts by many colleges and universities, the racial and ethnic composition of college faculty has not increased significantly in more than twenty years. To provide an educational environment that promotes the success of students of color, it is imperative to develop structures that promote the retention and success of faculty of color. Five liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest (Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Whitman College, Willamette University, and the University of Puget Sound) formed a consortium to create opportunities for faculty and administrators to work across campuses on challenges of mutual interest. In 2014, the consortium held its first workshop for faculty of color, the focus of which was on understanding the challenges and barriers to success experienced by the faculty of color and what they felt they needed to thrive in their careers. The authors describe the design and assessment of this workshop, as well as providing ways their framework can be adapted for other institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington
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