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The Texas Advisory Committee on Women and Minority Faculty and Professional Staff sought to identify strategies that would increase the number of women and minority faculty and professional staff at institutions of higher education in Texas. The work of the Committee was divided into four subcommittees: (1) Pipeline/Pool; (2) Recruitment; (3) Promotion; and (4) Retention. Among the Pipeline/Pool subcommittee's recommendations were: increase number of Black and Hispanic students to reach institutional minority enrollment and retention goals, expand collaborative K-12 partnerships to prepare minority students for college, improve transfer rates from two-year to four-year colleges, and simplify financial aid application system. Recommendations regarding faculty recruitment included: communicate the state's commitment to diversity, recruit for faculty at historically Black colleges and universities, and provide professional opportunities for newly hired minorities. Among recommendations concerning women faculty and staff promotion were: increase mentoring, offer faculty development programs in effective teaching, provide on-campus day care, and offer administrative training internships. Finally, recommendations regarding retention of women and minority faculty and staff included increasing the emphasis on equity issues and accountability. Individual sections for each subcommittee provide a statement of the problem, a review of the literature, benchmarks across the state and nation, recommendations, and conclusions. (JLS)

Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, Black Teachers, Blacks, College Administration, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Environment, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Recruitment, Females, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, School Policy, Social Change, Teacher Persistence, Trend Analysis, Women Faculty

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711; phone: 512-483-6130; fax: 512-483-6127; World Wide Web: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us.









Autor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12033&id=ED408909







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