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Vol. 8 No. 2 (2022): Special Edition on Latina/o/x Postsecondary Education

Cultivating The Chicano/Latina/O/X Faculty Pipeline Across Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Systems: The Potential Role Of HSRIs In Transforming The Professoriate

  • Frances Contreras
  • Samantha Prado Robledo
  • Valerie Gomez
August 19, 2022


The production of Chicano/Latino faculty has remained stagnant over the past 20 years, in part due to limitations in the production of doctoral students, hiring Latino faculty, and uneven experiences in graduate school. This article provides important findings related to the production of Latinx doctoral students and faculty in California, at a time when all public systems of education are HSI systems in the state. Latinx ladder rank faculty remain below five percent and doctoral student enrollment has remained stagnant, between 9 to 11% since 1998. Implications and recommendations for improving Latinx graduate student outcomes are also presented.