Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

Spring 1991


To implement policies and programs that facilitate recruitment and retention of minority faculty, educators and policymakers must first determine the status of Blacks and Hispanics in the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. The principal objective of this report is to provide that knowledge.

The study has a dual purpose: to develop a data base on the availability of and demand for Black and Hispanic faculty in Massachusetts institutions of higher education, and to enhance our understanding of the strategies and programs required to foster recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty. Furthermore, it seeks to identify hiring trends in different types of institutions in the state. In addition to ascertaining the number of Black and Hispanic faculty in colleges and universities, this study sought to determine the status of Black and Hispanic doctoral students in Massachusetts universities.


Working Paper #7


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