DOI link for Faculty Diversity
Faculty Diversity book
Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are setting the new standard for faculty diversity as they boast some of the most diverse faculties in the nation and are a rich source for diversifying the future professoriate. Faculty diversity in colleges and universities is lower than the enrollment of students of color, which is attributed to the lower proportion of students of color completing doctorate degrees. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) are institutions that experienced drastic demographic shifts within their student populations resulting in their recognition as MSIs. As with MSI types, AANAPISIs possess faculties that are more representative of their student bodies. By reviewing faculty demographic data by MSI type, race/ethnicity, sex, and faculty rank, we can see evidence of diverse faculty clustering at MSIs. While the data paints a strong picture of faculty diversity at MSIs, there is more to learn to better understand how and why MSIs are successfully recruiting diverse faculty.