April 23, 2017

How to Keep Minority Doctoral Students on Track

To improve retention and help diversify the future professoriate, some colleges embrace formal mentoring programs.

Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics.

If minority professors are going to be effectively recruited, developed, and retained, white faculty members must become more deliberate and effective cross-race mentors.

What’s the difference between an adviser and a mentor? Iowa State University has stepped up its training for professors who give students more than just advice.