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A National Analysis of Minorities in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Universities

Abstract

"The first national study of tenured and tenure track faculty at the top 100 university departments, in each of 15 science and engineering disciplines, finds that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented. Key science and engineering faculty positions in higher education remain the domain of white men. The 2007 study, conducted by Donna J. Nelson, University of Oklahoma, and funded by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, looked at faculty positions at the top 100 departments in each discipline and compared the results to a similar study done five years earlier."

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