The State University System of New York is looking to double their minority faculty by 2030, currently at 8%.
Reported by Education Dive, this goal is to better reflect SUNY’s student body, which has doubled minority representation to 28.5% of students this past fall.
Increased faculty diversity has been linked to improved student outcomes, and helping bridge potential cultural divides between faculty and the student body.
The takeaway? Is diversifying your faculty make-up the right thing to provide a better experience to a diverse student body, or the smart thing to do to better attract an increasingly diverse student population? Perhaps both?
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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