Black Students at public colleges and universities a 50 state report card

“Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities – A 50 State Report Card”

Black Students at public colleges and universities a 50 state report card

“The work of Black student success cannot rest mostly on a chief diversity officer, Black culture center staff, or a few Black faculty members. Instead, we recommend establishing cross-campus, cross-sector teams comprised of faculty and staff members, senior administrators, alumni, and Black undergraduates; these teams should include some White professors and administrators.”

“Recruiting more Black full-time faculty members without addressing racial climate and workload imbalance issues and ensuring that White faculty colleagues respect their scholarship would be a waste of institutional resources. Turner, González, and Wood (2008) published a comprehensive synthesis of research about faculty of color.

White professors and leaders should read this article, discuss it, and begin working in collaboration with Black colleagues and other faculty members of color on their campuses to strategically correct troublesome experiential realities. Anything short of this will guarantee perpetual imbalances in Black student-to-Black faculty ratios and high turnover rates among Black professors.”

I came across this report while reading an article I saw in the Chronicle this morning. It’s from the USC Race and Equity Center. The Center also has publications on racial inequity in athletics that are important to review as well.

Read the full report: Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities: A 50 State Report Card


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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