Advance at UNM survey finds support for diverse faculty is higher among faculty than students

Last fall, Advance at UNM partnered with collaborators from Dartmouth College to look at differences in attitudes toward faculty diversity among faculty and students.

The preliminary results confirm that respondents place high priority on candidates with excellent records on research, teaching, and community engagement. Holding other characteristics equal, respondents also show a marked preference for candidates who are members of minority racial or ethnic groups, with the largest effects for Native American candidates. Women candidates were also more likely to be given priority than men. Faculty were slightly more likely to prefer native New Mexican candidates and less likely to prefer non-U.S. citizens, relative to candidates from states other than New Mexico.

brief on preliminary results nov 3