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Resources for Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color

Ford Foundation Minority Fellowship

TThe Ford Foundation minority fellowship program awards grants for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and dissertation study. These fellowships are awarded to individuals who are African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Pacific Islander for work in the humanities, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and research in education. The program was started in an attempt to increase the representation of minority scholars on college and university faculties. These awards are made by the National Research Council, which administers the program for the National Academy of Sciences. For more information, visit the Ford Foundation web site. (http://www.fordfound.org).

The Ph.D. Project

The Ph.D. Project is an effort to increase representation of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students working toward their doctorate in business. The project aims to increase the awareness of students from these populations of the possibility of attaining a business doctorate as well as supporting students currently in a business doctoral program. A long-range goal of the project is to improve workplace diversity, specifically by diversifying business school faculties. In order to achieve this goal, the project actively recruits students from the populations mentioned above who have an interest in pursuing a business doctorate. The project's web site includes narratives by those who have pursued their doctorates in business, myths and facts about the Ph.D., as well as information on contacting the project. (

Faculty of Color Support Program

The "Black Faculty and Staff Forum" at The College of William and Mary is a model campus-based program that addresses issues related to the recruitment, retention, promotion, and tenure as well as professional development for black faculty, administrators, and staff. This program, while focused on African Americans, could be adapted to serve other underrepresented groups on campus. The forum works to create a supportive environment on campus. Experienced members of the forum serve as mentors for students of color. It also addresses campus climate issues as they relate to the African American population. Find a detailed article about this mentoring program at (http://www.wm.edu/ORG/BFSF).


Diversifying the Faculty:
A Guide for Search Committees

by Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner

Forthcoming in 2001 from the Association of American Colleges and Universities
Watch www.aacu-edu.org for further information and publication date.

Electronic Resources

Faculty Development & Recruitment Resources

The Intergroup Relations Center (IRC) homepage at Arizona State University is designed to assist faculty and teaching assistants by offering resources to improve their classroom environments with regard to diversity issues. By following the link "Tools and Resources for Managing Diversity in the Classroom," faculty may access the full set of resources.


Faculty may also find useful the Multicultural Teaching Annotated Bibliographies page developed by The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan. This resource includes materials on promoting diversity in college classrooms, teaching for diversity, as well as books and articles of interest to multicultural faculty developers.


The WISE Directory is an on-line directory of women students and postdocs in the science, engineering, and mathematics disciplines at schools that are a part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). This directory is a valuable resource for those looking to hire women from these fields. Women interested in being included need to have completed the Ph.D. within the last two years, expect to complete the degree within a year, or are currently in a postdoctoral position at one of the CIC institutions.


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