Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity | Nightline

Across 4,000 schools nationwide where more than half of students were people of color, only 10% of tenured professors were people of color while 70% of faculty were white, ABC News’ data team found.





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35 thoughts on “Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity | Nightline

  1. Come on people, just keep voting for democrats over and over again, like you dummies have always done. If you say the democrat politicians are not doing their job, THAT MAKES YOU A RACIST, and your right to free speech MUST be taken away from you! Again, keep voting democrat like the other democrat fools. Keep paying your taxes so the Biden "unvaccinated illegals" will have free health care, free housing, free education, and free citizenship for life!! AND DON’T YOU DARE ASK FOR THESE THINGS TO BE GIVE TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN, YOU F…ing FOOLS YOU!! You show those SOB people on the right! lol

  2. We know that 10% people of color are not black people, black people it's more like less than 2% They need to stop using the word people of color because Asian, Arabs, Latinos are people of color and they are the ones who make up the percentage of the people of color when ever they use that people of color excuse.

  3. Like, the issue of tenure, boils down to how many full time profs you hire. Most schools are at least 50% adjunct. My current SUNY University has a 50%~ adjunct rate, and are not eligible for a full time position due to only having a masters. The masters degree profs are relatively more diverse and more experienced than those doing research full time at the university. I have genuinely learned more from them than the full time profs. While I think you should make the tenured profs more diverse, unis are trying to cut costs wherever they can. They achieve the diversity targets through adjunct professors, its cheaper. Why would I pay someone benefits, pensions, etc. when I can still keep my full time staff focused on research and grants. I found this out the hard way when doing internships during covid, my community college that I attended at the beginning of covid was 70% adjunct, and it showed in the response time of profs who taught there on the side because it didn't pay enough. Only Deans and a few grandfathered in staff achieved tenure, because the college was strapped for cash. Definitely a cool video, but I feel like they didn't look as to WHY colleges do this, the diversity is not in the full time staff, its the part timers and that's why your diversity among tenured is low, the ratio is low as is, add the fact that colleges dont hire many tenured profs unless its for a chair or high end position and you get that 1%-5% rates as the video suggested from the general ratios of PHD holding individuals. If there's less than 10% of your doctoral holders are african american, asian etc. it explains the lack of representation. While I agree there's politics involved in keeping african americans out of chair positions, I will also argue strongly that the issue isn't as much politics, as its getting more diverse amount of people to achieve that PHD degree itself, along with the improvement in hiring full time tenured positions rather than literally outsourcing the work to adjuncts. The video makes a great point, diversity in faculty allows for students to feel more comfortable with faculty and in turn not be as afraid to ask a question or ask for a recommendation. Merit goes far, but shared culture helps get a foot in the door much easier which leads to better careers after you get out of uni. Source: Had a really nice prof that heard me speak a tad of Russian, and it gave me an internship/honors within the community college.

  4. You are SAVED by BELIEVING in JESUS CHRIST who DIED for ALL sin to SAVE ALL who BELIEVE in HIM. PROMISED ETERNAL LIFE by BELIEVING in HIM. He DID ascend to Heaven on the third day. HE IS at the right hand of God. He is preparing a place for ALL who BELIEVE. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all. Know the truth. Know who IS your Savior. Know that he suffered for ALL. To SAVE ALL. This life is clearly temporary and when you know why then it will confirm the truth even more! SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH. FEAR GOD. NOT MAN. PREACH THE GOSPEL. ITS WHAT JESUS DID! All Glory to God. Look at the world! WATCH 💝

  5. Honble UPA Chairperson Smt Soniagandhi madum please fight for to implement Ballot Paper voting system in next MP elections in 2024and to save democracy in india and public opinion in favour of Ballot Paper voting system and right to vote is fundamental right.public opinion is foundation of democracy.

  6. What about Somalia when will you tell us about that. Why is this administration hiding the fact that they bombed the poorest country in the world but I guess it shouldn't surprise me they will eventually tell us about it when they can come up with a good lie about it and blame them or the republican party for that one too

  7. The reason there is still 'Racism', in colleges, like 'ANYWHERE ELSE', in this country, is because of the EVIL CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN 'OVERLORD', that has a 'DEATH GRIP' on this Nation. Everything about this Nation as a whole, is REPUBLICAN orientated. Even when you see/think 'dominant Democrats', are leading the Congress, Senate, or the House of Representives, it is and always will be, Republican! Look at major business, to Mom & Pop's. Corporate businesses are a minimum of 87%, Republican (A MINIMUM)! Mom & Pop businesses are a minimum 67% Republican (do all Google research for yourself). Until this % is altered, or eradicate the CONSERVATIVE MENTALITY, (what does Conservative mean anyway, but UNCARING, STINGY, and HATEFUL), nothing, whether its Sexism, Racism or Inequality, is EVER GOING TO CHANGE!! So people, change is needed, and needed soon.

  8. Jim crow Joe the Scranton sniffer bumbling Biden is a weak old man and a embarrassment too America his staff and cabinet are the laughing stock of the world and his vice president should go to Jamaica and apologize for her families transgressions against the Jamaican people . Disgusting

  9. We need to elevate POC to the same opportunities and excellence at every level of education, which means more funding for public education especially in school districts in more low income areas, smaller class sizes, more teachers with better pay and benefits, a national curriculum that teaches factual truth and critical thinking, including CRT, etc.

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