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The MIT9, composed of nine of the nation's leading research universities, held its 2007 meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways to increase the representation of women and minorities in science and engineering faculties.
Donna Nelson, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, presented a comprehensive analysis of tenured and tenure-track faculty in the “top 50” departments of science and engineering disciplines, showing that females and minorities are significantly underrepresented.Daryl Smith, a professor of education and psychology at Claremont Graduate University, spoke on ways to diversify the next generation of university faculty and reported on the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
In the fall of 2005, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity launched COACHE – the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education – survey. This survey is a tenure-track job satisfaction survey created by Cathy Trower and Richard Chait of Harvard's Graduate School of Education. The purpose of this survey is to learn how our junior faculty view specific institutional policies including the review to tenure process, and to gauge their satisfaction with their current position. The survey has been used at a number of institutions across the country. COACHE survey (pdf).