Diversity

Student activists want more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

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Student protesters on a number of campuses want to see many more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

U of Kansas chancellor hosts listening session on race but students want more than another conversation

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Leaders of U of Kansas, trying to avoid becoming the next U of Missouri, hold intense, lengthy meeting with hundreds of minority students. Can the university deliver what they want?

Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal

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Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

New report says cluster hiring can lead to increased faculty diversity

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Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

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McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men

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New study suggests STEM hiring favors women over men, in contrast to lots of other research suggesting otherwise. But is there more to the story?

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

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Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Berkeley tries to track and address salary gaps among professors

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A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

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