Survey Finds That College Faculty Are More Likely to Value Racial Diversity Programs Than Was the Case Three Years Ago

A new poll by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles finds that college faculty today are significantly more likely to value racial and ethnic diversity programs than was the case just three years ago. The survey, The American College Teacher: National Norms for the 2007-08 HERI Faculty Survey, found that more than 75 percent of college faculty say that they work to “enhance students’ knowledge of and appreciation for other racial/ethnic groups.” This is an increase of 17.6 percentage points from a survey taken three years earlier.