2016 Capstone – Faculty Diversity: Addressing challenges of racial and ethnic inequities in the PhD pipeline
“Faculty Diversity: Addressing Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Inequities in the Ph.D. Pipeline”
The lack of racial and ethnic diversity among university faculty is a well-known problem that has been central to recent nationwide discussions about race on college campuses. This presentation considered the ways in which graduate education is a critical contributor to faculty diversity. The fellows identify the challenges Ph.D. students face at various stages of graduate education, explore some strategies that have been used to deal with these challenges, and examine how university leaders can translate the insights gained from the cases presented into policies and practices that make local sense.