Saturday, January 16, 2010

MIT's Report on Faculty Race and Diversity

This seems like a major event at MIT. I don't have the time to go through it right now, but I'll link to the report, as well as to some immediate comments from others.

  1. MIT News: MIT releases report on minority faculty. The Report On The Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity is here.

  2. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed has a story on MIT's report: Race and Merit at MIT.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Will and can such an exercise be done at IISc? Is there some 'informal' idea about the caste religious and regional distribution of IISc faculties and research scholars? [An obviously skewed distribution is gender, which is altogether a different issue and been studied as well.]


  2. Anonymous said...

    In MIT it is easy to categorise faculty as white and non-white or call it minorities.In India any such survey on diversity will flounder as we have too many categories SC/ST/OBC/muslim/christiannot to speak of state wise and mother-tongue wise categorisation.Add gender a heady brew is ready.In India caste and faith (hindu/non-hindu) will dominate the debate.In India diversity means quota and caste based reservation

  3. Anonymous said...

    I think it would be easy to check, atleast from the names of faculty, that there is one Muslim on the faculty of IISc, one Scientific Officer, no Sikhs, a small number of Christians. The number of persons from the SC/ST section is not easy to estimate, but probably no more than 20-30 on the faculty.