Efforts to diversify have fallen short

Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do
American Federation of Teachers, 2010

“Recognizing that efforts to diversify higher education have been insufficient, the AFT has released a two-part report that examines barriers in educational pathways, hiring and retention practices for faculty and students from underrepresented groups, and then offers actions that faculty and their unions can take to promote diversity in higher education.”

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Challenged: women in the academy

Promoting Gender Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do
American Federation of Teachers, 2011

“The second in a series on diversifying the higher education faculty, this report analyzes the specific challenges faced by women in academy. The report details the barriers women face in educational pathways, hiring and retention, and offers local affiliates practical advice on how higher education unions can help lead their institutions in making gender diversity a priority. “

Working conditions for adjuncts

American Academic: A National Survey of Part-time/Adjunct Faculty
American Federation of Teachers, 2010

“A national survey of part-time/adjunct faculty that examines who part-time/adjunct faculty are, under what conditions they do their work and how they view that work and the challenges they face on campus. The survey demonstrates that part-time/adjunct faculty are a diverse group. While they are committed to their teaching and eager to serve students, most express concerns about working conditions.”