ERIC Number: EJ712631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Hide and Seek: Diversity in the Ivy League
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n4 p106 Apr 2005
The New York Times recently published an article titled "Little Advance Is Seen in Ivies' Hiring of Minorities and Women." The article leaves the reader with two distinct impressions: First, the pool of qualified minority scholars is just too small. And second, domestic issues make these high-powered jobs unattractive to female scholars. There is no doubt that the pool of minority doctoral recipients is small indeed. And the work versus family debate is a real issue for tenure-track faculty, both male and female. Yet, the article fails to address some of the most pressing reasons why, for instance, African Americans make up only 3 percent of the tenured and tenure-track faculty at Ivy League institutions. The Ivy League represents one of the remaining bastions of elite privilege.
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Selective Admission, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Elite Colleges, Females, Minority Groups, African Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York