Currently, 66, or 6.4%, of the 1,026 MIT faculty members come from these groups. A sampling of broad subject areas reveals that at MIT, these underrepresented minorities make up nearly 10% of 164 humanities, arts, and social sciences faculty. Seven percent of the 370-member engineering faculty is from these groups. In the sciences, only 2.8% of 282 faculty members are underrepresented minorities. Currently, no one from these groups is on MIT’s chemistry or biology faculties, and over the past 20 years, there have been no such hires to the faculties of chemistry, nuclear science and engineering, or mathematics.
by Linda R. Raber |
January 25, 2010