This award is named in honor of the late Marilyn Yarbrough, Kenyon parent and trustee. A legal scholar and university administrator who was a former editor of the Black Law Journal and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Marilyn Yarbrough often addressed gender and racial discrimination in her scholarship and teaching. Download a list of previous Marilyn Yarbrough Teaching Fellows. One of the most significant challenges confronting small liberal arts colleges in the United States today is increasing the members of underrepresented groups teaching at such institutions.
Minority hiring makes both lists. The central reason is that students--white as well as minority--benefit from interaction with professors as well as peers representing many cultures and ethnic backgrounds. That definition could conceivably expand. A Task Force on Diversity, scheduled to give the trustees a preliminary report in February, has been examining a wide range of diversity issues relating to admissions, student life, the curriculum, the administrative staff, and the faculty.
Search committees may contact colleagues at universities, including traditionally black institutions, to ask about promising graduate students from minority groups.
But he believes that a "critical mass" of minority faculty members is essential for a healthy campus environment. Most of his colleagues agree.
In a recent survey of faculty nationwide, nearly 80 percent of the participating Kenyon professors selected increased minority representation in the faculty and staff as a high priority.
So what constitutes a critical mass? Spaid suggests the answer may be: Marking the thirtieth anniversary of African Americans on the faculty, Kenyon ponders the challenges of recruiting minority professors By Dan Laskin, photo by Megan Nadolski Ric Sheffield looked out at the audience in the Olin Library auditorium last October and recalled the moment when he and Ted Mason found themselves alone, facing the prospect of being the only two black professors at Kenyon.
It was April Robert Hinton of the history faculty had just been denied tenure. Renoir McDonaugh of the psychology department had been turned down for a second reappointment. Recent years had produced lots of discussion and a little progress.
And now, in Aprilthe black faculty had been cut in half. From a meager four, to two. Then he gave a mischievous grin. If you go, I go. The October gathering was a celebration, marking the thirtieth anniversary of black faculty at Kenyon.
But it was also a forum for discussion about difficult issues that persist as the College seeks to build on another consequence of April The will is there.
They include factors that affect faculty in general, such as whether new professors will feel at home in rural Ohio or whether their spouses will be able to find good jobs.
But they also embrace issues unique to members of this historically excluded minority, such as the pressure to be an all-purpose mentor for black students as well as an always-available racial representative for collegiate committees and social functions.
We can never rest. A civil rights conference in February brought Jesse Jackson to campus, but there was controversy about whether this ferment from the outside world really had a place in Gambier. Some remember a Confederate flag hanging from a window of Old Kenyon that weekend.Congratulations to the Kenyon Review Fellows.
Misha Rai (Prose, ) received an MFA from Bowling Green State University and a PhD from Florida State University. Her novel-in-progress, Blood We Did Not Spill, was awarded The Dana Award in the novel category and earned Rai the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in .
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use of inclusive pedagogies along with strong.
Kenyon College Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship , USA. Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship beginning in .
Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college of students, is a Division III member of the NCAA and is a founding member of the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Kenyon offers twenty-two varsity sports, eleven for men and eleven for women. Kenyon College assumes that the fellow will participate in the intellectual life of his/her home department, as well as in the broader cultural life of the College.
Our primary expectation, however, and the main focus of this fellowship, is the completion of the dissertation.