ERIC Number: EJ726513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 14
No Talent Left Behind: Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty
Van Ummersen, Claire A.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v37 n6 p26 Nov-Dec 2005
One of the major issues for higher education in the early years of the 21st century is ensuring the continued excellence of its faculty. This responsibility falls most heavily on research universities as the producers of future faculty and as the major sites of the cutting-edge research that powers U.S. competitiveness in a global economy and contributes to national security. To continuously improve and compete in the future, these institutions must develop and implement an agenda for the effective recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and take strategic action to address the extra-scholarly stresses, strains, and competitiveness of the profession. Given that the number and diversity of students is increasing, creating an institutional environment that values the recruitment and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty is more important than ever. In this article, the author discusses the importance and challenges in recruiting and retaining tenure-track faculty in today's higher education landscape.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Tenure, Educational Policy, Educational Administration, Women Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Quality, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States