No Progress in Faculty Diversity at Stanford

A new report from Stanford University administration states that at the beginning of the current academic year, the university employed 1,908 faculty members. Of these, 49, or 2.6 percent, are black. The report indicates that four new black faculty members were hired during the previous year, but four black faculty left the university.

In comparison, there are 290 faculty members of Asian heritage on the Stanford faculty, about 15 percent of the total. There are also 61 faculty members of Hispanic heritage and three American Indians.

In total, underrepresented minorities make up 5.9 percent of the Stanford faculty, the identical percentage from a decade ago.