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Innovative Ways To Use Higher Education Diversity Programs

Want to find an industry that’s making progress in creating a more diverse workforce? Take a look at higher education diversity programs and check out the results. The importance and benefits of diversity in the workforce is not a new fact. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to earn above-average revenue. The statistics go on. But for an industry like higher education, diversity really matters. Within student populations in higher education, diversity has been a priority for quite some time. But, that priority was less emphasized among faculty and staff until more recently. Statistics show, however, that under 20% of the nation’s professoriate consists of persons of color, and in certain disciplines, that number falls to under 10%. Looking at gender, under 10% of STEM professors are women, and for women of color that number ...

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