The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields continue to
grow in the United States, but the rate of women faculty of color teaching these
disciplines has not seen the same significant rate of growth. According
to a new study released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, as of
2010, there were only 2.1 percent of minority STEM faculty members at
colleges while making up 13 percent of the U.S. working aged
This month, filmmaker Lee Daniels will deliver remarks at Savannah
College’s fall commencement ceremony. His 2001 film, Monster’s Ball,
marked him the first African American producer of an Academy
Award-nominated and -winning film. During the ceremony, Daniels will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
It’s time for the year-end performance reviews. While it is great to
receive a glowing nod from your boss, even a negative review can be a
tool in helping you build your career. Turn a bad review into something
positive by taking action to work on your faults.