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Two Connecticut Universities Among Founders Of Regional Initiative To Help Early Career College Of Color – Connecticut By The Numbers

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Right now, more than a third of American students are of color, NEBHE points out, but only about 5% of faculty are African-American, about 3% are Hispanic, and about 1% are Native American. NEHBE notes that BIPOC professors are more likely to hold junior faculty positions and less likely to be tenured than their fellow white professors, and they often struggle to find mentorship and build community – and trauma racialism they face in academia can negatively impact their overall health and well-being, as well as career prospects.

Earlier this year, NEBHE appointed two professors, Kamille Gentles-Part of Roger Williams University and Tatiana Cruz of Simmons University, to fill the roles newly created by the regional organization of Faculty Diversity Fellows. Gentles-Peart and Cruz have developed a regional strategy to increase equity among faculty, including organizing relevant meetings and conducting research and policy related to racial equity among faculty.

Join Eastern and UBridgeport as founding members of the initiative: Bridgewater State University, Clark University, Endicott College, Framingham State University, Goodwin College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salem State University, Simmons University, UMass Boston and University of Southern Maine. Other institutions will have the opportunity to join the initiative for the 2022-2023 academic year.