Creating an environment to support diversity of students and faculty

07/17/2013 | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Colleges and universities using hands-on guidance for first-generation, low-income students are seeing an increase in graduation rates for minorities, according to Langston University associate professor Matthew Lynch. However, to increase retention of a diverse faculty, Lynch in this opinion article recommends creating welcoming working environments. "It is not enough for schools to recruit diverse talent; they must cultivate those skills to retain those faculty members long term," Lynch writes.

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