Increasing Diversity Remains Focus of Office of the ProvostOctober 28, 2019 |
by Owen Fahy
Boston College, led by Vice Provost for Faculties Billy Soo, is working to continue to diversify its faculty population through a variety of programs and initiatives. Forty-two percent of the current faculty is female and 20.4 percent is AHANA+, according to Soo.
As with racial diversity, an obstacle to increased gender diversification at BC is the relatively low rate of turnover among faculty and the decentralized hiring process. With less than 10 percent of the faculty leaving each year, it is difficult to overhaul the makeup of the faculty, according to Soo.