Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty, associate and classified staff, and student volunteers was formed in order to advise Chancellor Hooker and the Director Human Relations on matters and issues related to implementation of UMBC’s Affirmative Action Program.” The report examined data from 1979-1986 and contained estimated goals for each department. The committee found that the representation of minority professors at UMBC was well below the availability of minority professors: 2.9% of tenured full professors, 5.6% of tenured associate professors, 8.2% of non-tenured professors, and only 17 of 365 full-time faculty positions (6 of the 17 from Africana Studies). In addition, black and female professors were disproportionately represented in lower ranks. From 1979-1986 some departments met their affirmative action goals, but most of the departments at UMBC with assigned hiring goals did not meet them in a timely matter.