A Long Way to Go: Conversations about Race by African American Faculty and Graduate Students

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AVOIDING THE CLOCK STOPPERS:
HOW TO PREPARE FOR, ENDURE,
AND SURVIVE THE FIRST YEAR
OF THE PROFESSORATE

Lisa D. Hobson-Horton

The first year of teaching can be an interesting experience of learning new roles, preparing new content, and facing new challenges. In this essay, I discuss experiences from my first two years as an African American woman teaching at a primarily White institution (PWI), identify some of the behaviors and micro-aggressions that novice minority faculty may encounter, and suggest ways in which novice minority faculty and graduate students entering the professorate can positively navigate the university environment without internalizing negative experiences. This conversation transcends lamenting the negative experiences to include how individuals can respond proactively to implement some concrete suggestions that can eliminate or reduce some potential difficulties.


Demographic Descriptive Profile of Minority Faculty

Several researchers have documented the limited number of minorities obtaining Ph.D.'s as well as the limited number of minorities employed on the university level. Statistics for 1997—1998 show that only 16.8% of minorities had obtained doctoral degrees, with percentages awarded to each minority group as follows: 5.4% awarded to African Americans, 3.2% to Hispanics, 7.7% to Asian or Pacific Islanders, and .5% to American Indians/Alaskan Natives. Additionally for first professional degrees, 1 22.6% of the degrees were received by minorities, with 5.4% awarded to African Americans, 4.6% to Hispanics, 10.1% to Asian or Pacific Is

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