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Faculty & Staff Diversity

Faculty and staff diversity graphs

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is dedicated to recruiting a diverse population of faculty and staff. Differential tuition provided $1,112,684 to address salary inequities at all faculty levels through merit–based salary adjustments. Indeed, we moved assistant professor salaries from 25/28 to 19/28 and Associate Professors from 22/28 to 13/28 in 2014. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has a longstanding career ladder for technical staff. The chart below shows not just an increase in salaries (to be more competitive with industry averages) but a narrowing of the gap between the salaries of male and female professors.

Faculty & Administration- The college administration is 62% female (dean, 2 of 3 associate deans, 3 of 4 assistant deans, and 2 of 5 department heads). One associate dean serves as Director for Climate and Diversity. When compared to peer institutions, the percentage of total, tenured, and tenure-track women faculty is higher or comparable: Tenure and Tenure Track percentage - TAMU = 37.8%, PEER 2 = 30.3%, PEER 1 = 37.6%, and PEER 3 = 37.6%. The percent of total female faculty is also higher or comparable: Total female faculty percentage TAMU = 45%, PEER 2 = 37.2%, PEER 1 = 45.2%, and PEER 3 = 39.3%.

When compared to peer institutions, the percentage of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty is lower: TAMU = 6.0%, PEER 2 = 9.5%, PEER 1 = 8.6%, and PEER 3 = 14.5%. These data should prompt an assessment of faculty recruitment efforts in all CVM departments. Of the total positions in the U.S., URMs comprise 13.9% at all ranks. Staff: M/F = 37/63%; URM = 16% with Hispanic = 6%, Black = 3.1%, and Asian = 6%.

Minority faculty continues to be a focus for the CVM. As the chart below shows, we are still below our peer institutions when it comes to URM faculty. There was a small to moderate increase in all URM categories over the past year. Recruitment, hiring and retention practices continue to be an important initiative for our college.

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