Monthly Archives: March 2011

Essays and Conference Papers of Interest*

Aguirre, Adalberto Jr. “Women and Minority Faculty in the Academic Workplace: Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Culture.” Washington, D.C: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, 2000.

Allen, Walter R. et all. “The Black Academic: Faculty Status among African Americans in U.S. Higher Education.” The Journal of Negro Education 69.½ (2000): 112-127.

Antonio, Anthony Lising. “Faculty of Color Reconsidered: Reassessing Contributions to Scholarship.” The Journal of Higher Education 73.5 (2002): 582-602.

Baez, Benjamin.” Race-Related Service and Faculty of Color: Conceptualizing Critical Agency in Academe.” Higher Education 39.3 (2000): 363-391.

Beloney-Morrison, Tonetta. Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: Exploring the Promotion and Tenure Process of African American Female Professors at Select Research Universities in the South. Diss. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 2003.

Cornelius, Llewellyn J. et all. “The ABCs of Tenure: What All African-American Faculty Should Know.” Western Journal of Black Studies 21.3 (1997): 150-155.

Cross, Theodore and Bruce Slater. “A Short List of Colleges and Universities That Are Taking Measures to Increase Their Number of Black Faculty.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 36 (2002): 99-103.

Fenelon, James. “Race, Research, and Tenure: Institutional Credibility and the Incorporation of African, Latino, and American Indian Faculty. Journal of Black Studies 34.1 (2003): 87-100.

Galambos, Eva C. “Racial Composition of Faculties in Public Colleges and Universities of the South.” Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board, 1979.

Gose, Ben. “The Professoriate is Increasingly Diverse, but that Didn’t Happen by Accident.” Chronicles of Higher Education 54.5 (2007): 1.

Gregory, Sheila T. “Black Faculty Women in the Academy: History, Status, and Future.” The Journal of Negro Education 70.3 (2001):124-138.

Haag, Pamela. “Is Collegiality Code for Hating Ethnic, Racial, and Female Faculty at Tenure Time?” Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review 71.1 (2005): 57-62.

Hao, Zhidong. Race and Gender Discrimination in Tenure Denial: Problems and Analysis.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA. 14 August 2004.

JBHE-Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.  “JBHE Completes Its Count of Black Students and Faculty at the Nation’s 50 Flagship State Universities.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 51 (2006): 54-59.

JBHE-Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. No Blacks in the Pipeline: The Standard Explanation for Low Percentage of Black Faculty Continues to be Much of a red Herring, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 33 (2001): 77-78.

Johnson, Susan D., et all. “An Examination of Workload of Faculty of Color by Rank.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 17-19.” Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Leap, Terry L. “Tenure, Discrimination, and African-American Faculty.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 7 (1995): 103-105.

Nettles, Michael T and Laura W Perna. “Sex and Race Differences in Faculty Salaries, Tenure, Rank, and Productivity: Why, On Average, Do Women, African Americans, and Hispanics Have Lower Salaries, Tenure, and Rank?” Association for the Study of Higher Education 20th Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. 4 November 1995.

Niemann, Yolanda Flores and John F. Dovidio. “Tenure, Race/Ethnicity and Attitudes toward Affirmative Action: A Matter of Self-Interest?” Sociological Perspectives 41.4 (1998): 783-796.

Nunpa, Chis Mato. “Native Faculty, Higher Education, Racism, and Survival.” American Indian Quarterly 27.1/2 (2003): 349-364.

Palmer, Robert T. “The Impact of Social Capital on Promoting the Success of African American Faculty.” Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominately White Institutions: Issues in the Post-Multicultural Era. Ed. S. E. Moore, R. Alexander, & A. J. Lemelle. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Smith, Daryl G. et all. “Interrupting the Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty.” The Journal of Higher Education 75.2 (2004): 133-160.

Stanley, Christina A. “Coloring the Academic Landscape: Faculty of Color Breaking the Silence in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.” American Educational Research Journal 43.4 (2006): 701-736.

Trower, Cathy A. “Why So Few Minority Faculty and What to Do? Diversifying the Region’s Professoriate.” Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education 17.2 (2002): 25-27.

Turner, Caroline Sotello Viernes. “Exploring Underrepresentation: The Case of Faculty of Color in the Midwest.” Journal of Higher Education 70.1 (1999): 27-59.

Williams, Brian N. et all. “Perceptions of African American Male Junior Faculty on Promotion and Tenure: Implications for Community Building and Social Capital.” Teachers College Record 108.2 (2006): 287-315.

*This bibliography was assembled by Liam Drislane with the support of the English Department of Montclair State University.


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Race and Tenure: Perspective

“The Case Against Cultural Standardization in Tenure Decisions

But, if this is the case are these committees suggesting that Blacks on tenure track were hired as quality scholars and then after years of teaching, researching and providing service magically become mediocre?

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Professor Denied Tenure Despite Decade of Service

She has received a multitude of awards from the university, including the highly regarded USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2007.

In addition, the professor is on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.

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Discrimination Case Against Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Proceeds

Ke said he had positive performance evaluations from 2001 through 2004. He said other candidates who had not published scholarly papers were granted tenure, yet that was cited as a reason for denying him tenure.

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“Former USA Professor Alleges Racial Discrimination in Lawsuit Against School”

Hossain’s lawsuit states that the termination letter came two months after he was nominated as a candidate for the College Of Engineering’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

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“Employment Commission Sues Chapman U., Alleging Race Discrimination in Tenure Case”

The professor, Stephanie Dellande, was passed over even as less-qualified non-black employees were promoted in the same department, the complaint in the federal lawsuit alleges. At the time Ms. Dellande applied for tenure in 2006, she was the only black faculty member in a department of about 30 people, the complaint says.

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Prof Appeals Decision Denying Him Tenure

On November 15, 2005, the faculty committee of the Department of History voted 11–3 in favor of granting White his tenure and promotion.

In February, 2006, White’s application was reviewed by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Promotion and Tenure Committee. In an unusual move, Jeff Norrell, a history professor holding the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence, wrote a letter to the committee members explaining why he, as a member of the faculty committee, voted against granting White tenure and promotion.

Norrell appeared to question the quality of White’s publisher and even went as far to claim that White’s teaching ability was not as strong as indicated by peer reviews and student evaluations.

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“Protests Heat Up at Michigan Over Tenure Case of Expert in Native American Studies”

Ms. Smith is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in Michigan’s American-culture program and women’s-studies department. The two programs split on her tenure bid, with American culture voting yes and women’s studies voting no. Then, last week, a panel in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts sided with women’s studies and voted to reject Ms. Smith’s bid.

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“DePaul Hit for Denying Tenure to Minority Profs”

Namita Goswami, a philosophy professor, and Quinetta Shelby, a chemistry professor, were two minority candidates denied tenure this year. Four other minority professors were also denied, although one’s denial was reversed.

Every white professor up for tenure at the same time received the lifetime job guarantee, said Matthew Abraham, a professor in the Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse Department.

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Faculty Diversity Fails to Match Student Stats

The homogeneity of New Hampshire and Vermont may discourage minority professors from accepting positions at the College, said Bruce Duthu ’80, chair of the Native American studies department.

“When I talk to possible Native American [faculty] recruits and I talk about moving to Hanover, I get this look of ‘Are you kidding me?’” Duthu explained. “Though people may be drawn to working at an Ivy [League school] in a top program, they don’t think the quality of life will suit them.”

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