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Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Patricia A. Matthew


The academy may claim to seek and value diversity in its professoriate, but reports from faculty of color around the country make clear that departments and administrators discriminate in ways that range from unintentional to malignant. Stories abound of scholars--despite impressive records of publication, excellent teaching evaluations, and exemplary service to their universities--struggling on the tenure track. These stories, however, are rarely shared for public consumption. Written/Unwritten reveals that faculty of color often face two sets of rules when applying for reappointment, tenure, ... More

Keywords: diversity, tenure, racism in academe, higher education, labor discrimination, faculty retention, ethnic studies, minorities in higher education

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627717
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia A. Matthew, editor
Montclair State University

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