Faculty Diversity Is a Worthy Goal
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Community colleges tend to have the greatest diversity among their students versus other types of higher education institutions, yet they still face challenges in attaining diversity among faculty. In response, some institutions are taking an "intentional" approach to broaden their faculty diversity.
Oakton Community College in Illinois focuses on cultural competency training. Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland has created a Diversity Faculty Fellows program to encourage more underrepresented faculty in adjunct positions to seek permanent posts. As part of the program, fellows are matched with permanent faculty members who provide mentoring and help them make connections with colleagues in their department.