Campus News - January 28, 2002
Data shows rise in women, minority hires and promotions
By Susan A. Carkeek, Associate Vice President/ Director Human Resources
Human Resources is pleased to report that recent data on administrative hiring shows that women and minority candidates are being hired at UNM in record numbers and that a majority of hires in this category were internal promotions.
We looked at administrative hiring during the two-year period Nov. 1999 to
Oct. 2001. Jobs classed as administrators included staff positions
at Grade 13 and above with titles of manager, associate director, director and
above. Academic administrative positions such as deans were not included.
More than half of the administrative hires during this period were internal
promotions. In 1999-00, 35 administrators were hired and 18 were internal promotions.
In 2000-01, 44 hires were made of which 23 were internal promotions. We are
encouraged by the high rate of internal promotions into administrative positions.
This speaks highly of the quality of our staff and the commitment of the administration.
Overall, UNM hired 31 percent minority administrators in 1990-00 and 30 percent
in 2000-01. Female administrators were hired for the same period at rates of
57 percent and 61 percent. When we look at gender and ethnic data for internal
promotions, we find that, in 1999-00, we promoted 39 percent minorities and
61 percent females into these administrative positions. For 2000-01, the rates
are 30 percent and 57 percent, respectively.
We compared our data to that of 200 doctoral institutions nationwide, based
on information collected by the College and University Personnel Association
(CUPA). Nationwide, we found that comparable administrative positions are 11.5
percent minority and 39 percent female. This means that UNMs hiring rates
far surpass the national representation for these positions at comparable institutions.
These data support the idea that UNM is both hiring and promoting qualified
women and minority group members into administrative positions. We are proud
of the Universitys accomplishments in this important area and strive to
do even better in the future.
A copy of the report is available at the Human Resources website, under Whats New at http://www.unm.edu/~hravp/whatsnew/index.htm.
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