Working toward equity in the promotion process from faculty to full professor: Opinion

Postsecondary institutions should review the way they promote faculty to full professor, write Sydney Freeman Jr and Vicki L Baker. Freeman Jr and Baker argue that those in leadership positions often are unaware of how structural and systemic racism marginalizes underrepresented faculty or benefits white faculty members. The authors recommend reviewing promotion policies to ensure that they are fair, clear, and focus on the needs of those who are underrepresented. Freeman Jr and Baker also encourage leaders to apply critical approaches during their reviews, address bias within their institution’s culture, require bias training, and ensure that those in the highest positions of leadership are committed to equity. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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