Some Hispanics who hold Ph.D. degrees say they welcome the demands of their careers, though they may feel "stretched" by their responsibilities to increase diversity among faculty and students at colleges and universities. The academics say they are working to correct stereotypes and encourage more Hispanics to pursue graduate degrees. "The part you do in the classroom is one big part of your job. The rest takes a lot of time. You have to keep writing and stay involved in the [academic and greater] community," says Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin.

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