This article discusses positive climate for recruiting and retaining faculty of color on predominantly white campuses. Student bodies (including their minority student components) differ greatly from one campus environment to another. For example, the personal politics, and social and academic expectations of the affluent students at Tulane are vastly different from those of the working class students at an urban commuter college. In addition, so much of what makes a campus environment a positive one for students is outside of our control as faculty. There are three features that help create a desirable climate for faculty and students of color: (1) honesty and forthrightness; (2) fairness and consistency; and (3) supportiveness.
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