13 New England Colleges and Universities Sign on to NEBHE’s “North Star Collective” to Promote Racial Equity Among Faculty (USM included)

"The NSC begins with 13 founding members: Bridgewater State University, Clark University, Endicott College, Eastern Connecticut University, Framingham State University, Goodwin College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salem State University, Simmons University, the University of Bridgeport, UMass Boston and the University of Southern Maine. Though research suggests BIPOC faculty members contribute positively to an inclusive climate and higher persistence for students of color, a troubling mismatch continues. Currently, more than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But only about 5% of college faculty are African American, about 3% are Hispanic and about 1% are Native American." Read more here.

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