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Boston University Creates a ‘Faculty Diversity’ Task Force – MMXLII

Boston University Creates a ‘Faculty Diversity’ Task Force

In 2013 it was found that only 6.9% of faculty members at Boston University (BU) were classified as minorities. In recent years, the BU faculty council has written reports on the lack of diversity among faculty members, yet this year is the first time something is being done about it. The creation of the task force was paired with the launch of a website where faculty members were encouraged to share their stories of diversity.

This website was created to be a hub of activity for these stories could be collected and a final report could be given to the provost’s office by May 2016. With these stories and reports, it gives the university an opportunity to address their issues head on, rather than just simply highlight the fact that the problems exist. Read more here.

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