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).