Digital History at Ursinus

Ursinus Joins the National Minority Faculty Identification Program

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Title

Ursinus Joins the National Minority Faculty Identification Program

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

This is a series of primary sources documenting the college's joining of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Minority Faculty Vita Bank, and related documents explaining and describing exactly what that means. The first document is a one-page letter from the Director of the National Minority Faculty Identification Program, Dr. William B. Jones, dated August 5th, 1987. The letter is to then-president Richard P. Richter inviting Ursinus College to join the program and explaining the program’s function. The program is a “computerized minority faculty databank for member institutions,” offering lists of candidates and access to resumes. Dr. Jones also mentions that participating institutions will be listed in an advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education so long as they join by a certain date. The following document is a handwritten note from August 10th, addressed to President Richter (“RPR”) explaining that Ursinus has decided to join, and referring to “attached” for more information. The “attached” consists of the next three pages - one pulled from the January 7, 1987 Chronicle list of Minority Faculty Vita Bank, and the next two listing information about the program (number of participants, demographics, statistics on the types of degrees, etc.).

Creator

Ursinus College Administration of 1987

Source

Ursinusiana Archives of Myrin Library

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

August 1897

Contributor

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. William B. Jones

Rights

Ursinus College holds the right to this resource

Format

Printed handwritten memo, pages from the Chronicle of Higher Education, typed letter from the Director of the National Minority Faculty Identification Program

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Ursinus College Joins the National Minority Faculty Identification Program, 1987

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1987-1988

Files

minority faculty bank.pdf

Citation

Ursinus College Administration of 1987, “Ursinus Joins the National Minority Faculty Identification Program,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed December 14, 2019, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1483.