Bipolar Diversity: Recruitment and the Revolving Door

By Sandra M. Grayson.

Published by The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies

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This case-study based paper focuses on diversity in universities in the United States. The selected case studies, which focus on experiences of black faculty, provide a basis for analyzing bipolar diversity. The case studies also provide a glimpse into the climate in many contemporary academic departments in the United States where the approach to hiring black faculty demonstrates a duality of diversity manifested through recruitment and a revolving door (that cycles black faculty into and out of predominately white institutions of higher education).

Keywords: Diversity, Black Professors, Academe, Universities in the United States

The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 30, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 331.568KB)).

Dr. Sandra M. Grayson

Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA