Women, minorities post
A trend over the past few years of moderately increasing numbers of minority
and women employees continued last year, according to Bob Ethridge, associate
vice president and director of Equal Opportunity Programs.
moderate employment gains
Ethridge's office recently released the University's 1997 affirmative action
plan, which reports the number of minority and female faculty and staff
"I was very pleased with the increases in minority representation in
most [job] categories," Ethridge said, "even though some of those
increases were relatively small."
The four groups included in Emory's definition of minorities are African
Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans. Minority staff for all
of Emory (including Emory and Crawford Long hospitals) comprised 45.8 percent
of the non-faculty workforce last year. Minority staff representation includes:
African American representation was up in all but one of the staff categories
(down 2.4 percent in skilled craft). The technical/paraprofessional category
posted the largest gain, a 10.3-percent increase.
- Executive/administrator/ manager, 15.03 percent (up 1.23 percent from
- Professional non-faculty, 29.02 percent (up 2.72 percent);
- Secretarial/clerical, 60.28 percent (up 1.68 percent);
- Technical/paraprofessional, 53.08 percent (up 9.18 percent);
- Skilled craft, 28.92 percent (down 4.08 percent); and
- Service/maintenance, 83.7 percent (down 3 percent).
Women accounted for 72 percent of Emory's non-faculty employees last year.
The percentage of women staff in each category increased last year. Women
Ethridge said that Crawford Long Hospital, which was included in Emory's
affirmative action plan for the first time this year, posted strong numbers
in both the women and minority categories. Women account for a majority
of staff in five of the six categories, and minority staff make up at least
20 percent of five categories. (The exception in both cases is the skilled
craft category.) "A lot of our success this year can be attributed
to bringing in Crawford Long," Ethridge said.
- 55.7 percent of executive/administrator/managers (up 6.6 percent);
- 70 percent of professional non-faculty (up 1 percent);
- 90.8 percent of secretarial/clerical (up 2 percent);
- 58.2 percent of technical/paraprofessional (up 0.4 percent);
- 3 percent of skilled craft (up 0.9 percent); and
- 60.3 percent of service maintenance (up 4.7 percent).
On the faculty side, minorities accounted for 15 percent of 2,093 regular,
full-time faculty members. Minority faculty by rank included:
Although women comprised 29 percent of the faculty (a 3-percent increase
over the previous year), Ethridge pointed out declines in the percentage
of women faculty at the associate and assistant professor ranks. He called
the decreases-as well as the unchanged percentage of women full professors-an
"area of concern" for his office. "That's on my agenda for
this year," he said. Women faculty by rank included:
- Professor, 7.6 percent (up 0.9 percent);
- Associate professor, 10.5 percent (up 0.9 percent);
- Assistant professor, 20.1 percent (up 1.8 percent);
- Instructor, 17.5 percent (up 0.3 percent); and
- Lecturer, 12.1 percent (up 0.3 percent).
All in all, Ethridge characterized 1995-96 as a positive year for minority
and female employment growth at Emory, and he expects that trend to continue
for the foreseeable future.
- Professor, 12 percent (no change);
- Associate professor, 25 percent (down 2 percent);
- Assistant professor, 34 percent (down 2 percent);
- Instructor, 58 percent (up 1 percent); and
- Lecturer, 57.6 percent (up 4.6 percent).