Data shows that Stanford’s faculty has grown increasingly diverse over the past decade, but the pace of change has been slow.
The Stanford Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life recently released findings from one of two faculty diversity studies focusing on improving recognition of underrepresented minorities (URM) and opportunities for diversity research.
While high school students around the world anxiously await university admissions decisions, some applicants may have less cause for concern due to unique privileges gained from special connections with their schools of choice. According to former University admissions officers and college admissions experts, the difference made for those applicants—including legacies, children of faculty and development cases—may, in some cases, bridge the gap between acceptance and rejection.
Over the past decade, Stanford’s faculty has grown by over 230 members, said Karen Cook ’68, vice provost for faculty development and diversity.
Faculty composition and the 2011-12 University budget plan were the focal points of the May 26 meeting of the Faculty Senate.
The University has experienced “very high retention rates and high recruitment success” in hiring of junior faculty, according to Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity Karen Cook. Faculty, however, have cited several exceptions to Stanford’s overall success in this area.