April 24, 2017
Harvard University released data Monday illustrating gains in the diversity of its faculty over the last decade.
During that time the total number of tenured and tenure-track positions did not change much at all, although the proportion who were tenured went up. Among the other changes in the make-up of the tenured faculty
- The percentage who are white men dropped from 69.0 to 60.8 percent.
- The percentage who are white women increased from 18.2 percent to 20.4 percent.
- The percentage of Asian women more than doubled from 1.4 percent to 2.9 percent, while the percentage of Asian men grew from 6.2 percent to 8.2 percent.
- The percentages also went up for those in under-represented minority groups -- for women from 0.9 percent to 2.5 percent, and for men from 4.1 percent to 5.2 percent.
- Gains for those who were not white males also were evident in the tenure-track, non-tenured category, where white males dropped from 47.8 percent to 42.3 percent.
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