Diversity

Survey shows annual decline in number of Ph.D.s awarded

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Annual Survey of Earned Doctorates shows drop in number of Ph.D.s awarded in 2020. It’s still too early to tell how COVID-19 impacted Ph.D. attainment, however.

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Race and full-time faculty-student ratios in SUNY, CUNY

Professors from across New York’s public colleges say that all students, regardless of race or what campus they’re on, should have equal opportunities to study with full-time professors. Those chances are now concentrated on predominantly white campuses, one analysis suggests.

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Professors urge UT Austin to lift pause on antiracist study

Professors urge University of Texas at Austin to lift a pause on recruiting participants for an approved study on the effectiveness of antiracist training for white children and parents.

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Howard University reaches agreement with student protesters

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After 33 days of protest, student demonstrators reach an agreement with Howard University administrators over housing conditions and student representation on the board.

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Raceless policy making is inadequate, state higher ed leaders are told

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Higher education won’t address racial inequity unless states and institutions acknowledge the current problems and respond to them head-on, a speaker tells state officials.

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Iowa State faculty approve diversity requirement compromise

Iowa State’s Faculty Senate approved a compromise on a diversity requirement to comply with a new state law against the teaching of “divisive concepts.” Some say it’s time to move forward, but other professors say this is no victory.

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Study shows faculty diversity took a hit in time of crisis

New study looks back to find that faculty diversity took a hit in terms of tenure-track hires during and after the Great Recession. Study also looks ahead to warn that the same thing could happen during and after COVID-19.

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Syracuse offers unequivocal support for targeted professor

Syracuse University offers full-throated defense for a professor targeted for her views about Sept. 11, prompting other academics to wonder why more institutions don’t defend even divisive scholars in this way.

 
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Ohio State takes "grow-your-own" approach to faculty diversity

Ohio State University’s education program is taking a “grow-your-own” approach to faculty diversity, training postdocs to become tenure-track professors -- in the college.

 
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Impostor feelings and 'brilliance' fields

Women -- especially women of color -- and graduate students and postdocs are more likely to think they don’t belong in fields perceived to value genius over training, study says.

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