Diversify the Faculty, Transform the Institution: Learning from the Work-Life Experiences of African American, Latina/o and Native American Faculty (2014-2016).

Diverse college faculty play an integral role in advancing new knowledge and fostering pluralistic perspectives among young change agents that will advance equity in a diverse and global society. While greater numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) students are filling college and university classrooms, URM faculty representation lags far behind. African American/Blacks, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Native/Indian Americans have been historically underrepresented in the academy, relative to their proportion in the general U.S. population, and remain so today. The overall aims of this project are three: to synthesize and produce valid and meaningful evidenced-based information on higher education practices in consultation with a strategic advisory committee to expand the bench and enrich diversity in academia and to produce timely translation of these data into higher education work force policies; (2) to conduct a retreat with early career scholars who conduct scholarly work in Annie E. Casey Foundation program areas. A competitive process will be used. Senior scholars will be present to transmit lessons learned from the data on key workplace strategies necessary to navigate the academic terrain for successful tenured careers; and (3) to convene three national consultative sessions of key higher education administrative personnel and stakeholders to disseminate the information to inform their current policies and practices so as to contribute to the recruitment and retention of (URM) faculty.

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