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Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions.Reason: An increasing number of states and cities are passing their own versions of laws forbidding salary history questions. ...




Stats Show Diversity Hiring in College Sports Still Gets Failing Grade

Even though Title IX was passed 45 years ago, female college coaches have yet to achieve equity with men. Today, 60 percent of women’s college sports teams are coached by men, and 3 to 4 percent of men’s college sports teams are coached by women. ...




A Decade of Faculty Diversity

Every year, Harvard tracks the diversity of its faculties in terms of race and gender, with the goal of increasing its numbers of female and minority faculty members. Since a decade ago, when more than two-thirds of tenured professors and nearly one-half of tenure-track professors were white men, the University has changed the composition of faculty substantially. ...




Minority teacher hiring initiative moves to higher ed at Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN >> Following the work done at a local and state level to diversify Connecticut’s teaching staff, leaders at Southern Connecticut State University are prepared to take action to recruit teaching candidates of color into its preparation programs. ...




University hiring, ethics conflicts a national issue

Government jobs should be filled based on qualifications, not bloodline, according to longstanding anti-nepotism policies at public agencies.But the situation is murkier for private institutions, which aren't constrained by state ethics rules because they don't rely on government funding. ...




Do universities discriminate in hiring?

Universities are touted as bastions of diversity whose prime role is to encourage students to engage in critical thinking, ask tough questions and expose themselves to a diversity of ideas and opinions.If that is the mission of the university, they have dismally failed. ...




Southern Grad Schools See Need to Tap into Diversity Boom

As the United States moves toward a future where the population will be “majority minority” — a milestone demographic shift expected to occur by 2040 — graduate schools across the nation are evolving to meet the demands of current student and to anticipate their needs in the future. ...




A higher standard for higher education in Pennsylvania

In the past 50 years, higher education in Pennsylvania has boldly moved forward to meet the changing needs of students and academic institutions. Beginning in the early 1960s, community colleges and Penn State’s branch campuses were introduced.
 
In 1966, Pitt and Temple shifted from private status to join Penn State as state-related universities. ...




Fixing ‘the pipeline’: members of the Lehigh community call for diversity among faculty

In her four years studying engineering and international relations, Sanjana Chintalapudi, ‘17, has had three female professors. Only one taught an engineering course.
 
“If I don’t find people, especially women — forget about them being Indian because that’s even fewer — in the fields I’m pursuing, I’d be scared to pursue that field because I would be standing out,” Chintalapudi said. ...




Faculty diversity initiative guides hiring process

In the midst of faculty hiring season, the University administration is keeping with its recent faculty diversity initiative in the hopes of recruiting a more varied group of new professors.
 
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler said Yale is hoping to bring in between 35 and 50 new faculty members next year, both tenured and tenure-track as well as across all divisions. ...