Retaining Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Graduate Students and Faculty

Graduate preparation programs can:

  • Ensure diverse social and professional activities that foster a sense of belongingness for racially and ethnically minoritized students throughout their academic careers.
  • Provide specific funding and financial aid streams for racially and ethnically minoritized students
  • More CLD faculty improve the recruitment and retention of racially and ethnically minoritized students
  • Give faculty opportunities to develop multicultural competency

Racially and ethnically minoritized  faculty members often receive higher than typical service requirements, as they are often asked to serve as a diversity representative on numerous committees. This often comes without a reduction in other expectations, causing additional stress (Proctor & Owens, 2019).