A 25-Year March Toward Faculty Diversity
Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Oct. 26-28 in D.C.

News SREB News Release

25th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

The nation’s largest gathering of minority Ph.D. students, graduates, and college faculty members. Hosted by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program, the conference brings together almost 1,200 Ph.D. students and new faculty members from minorities underrepresented in higher education.

A new National Science Foundation-funded study shows that the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring is an important complement to university training in doctoral programs.

New and aspiring faculty members of color say the Institute gives them skills to overcome barriers and motivates them for the challenges of the coming year.


Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:45 a.m. through
Sunday, Oct. 28 at noon


Marriott Crystal Gateway
Arlington, Virginia

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Only about 6 percent of U.S. faculty members are African-American, and only 5 percent are Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, the diversity of the nation’s college students is growing rapidly, up to 14 percent African-American and 17 percent Hispanic in 2016.


Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty recruiters will be available for interviews.

Ansley Abraham, Ph.D., founding director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, can talk about the minority faculty shortage and efforts to address it.


Beth Day beth.day@sreb.org (404) 879-5544