U of L suffers “major decline” in African American faculty • The Louisville Cardinal

By Joseph Lyell —

At a recent U of L trustees’ committee meeting, the vice provost for diversity and international affairs described a “major decline of African-American faculty in 2018.”

Between 2013-17, 38 African-American faculty left the university. Mordean Taylor-Archer told the academic and student affairs committee 19 black faculty have left since Jan. 1 (University spokesperson John Karman later corrected Taylor-Archer’s figure to 17.). Of these, most resigned, and 12 were tenure-track.

Since 2013, the most African-American faculty the university had lost was 10 in 2014.

President Neeli Bendapudi said the administration is waiting for data from human resources and the office of institutional research to inform an action plan. These departments are tracking down the former…

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