The Promotion of Women and People of Color in Higher Ed Faculty
In 2020-21, the representation of racial/ethnic minorities declined with each increase in faculty rank; the largest decline in representation occurs between the assistant and associate ranks. This pattern is also evident among women, regardless of racial/ethnic classification. With few exceptions, men are better represented than women of the same race/ethnicity and rank. The only group that experiences an increase in representation with increases in faculty rank is White men.
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Data were collected in CUPA-HR’s Faculty in Higher Education Survey with an effective date of November 1 of each academic year. Analyses focus on faculty for whom data on both race/ethnicity and sex were reported. Only non-profit institutions of higher education are included in these analyses.