Ethnic Distribution of Instructional Faculty
Ethnicity is self-reported by faculty, and many faculty choose not to specify a racial/ethnic category. By federal law, ethnicity is a protected category and no one can be forced to disclose it.
Beginning in 2010, Montana State University began reporting race/ethnicity with new requirements from the U.S. Department of Education. Under the new guidelines, collection of and reporting of data are no longer the same; due to these changes, previous race/ethnicity data will not be comparable. For collecting race/ethnicity data, institutions must use a two-question format as follows: The first question is whether the respondent is Hispanic/Latino. The second question is whether the respondent is from one or more races from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, White).
The old categories and the new ones are as follows:
New Categories (beginning in 2010)
- Nonresident Alien
- Race and Ethnicity Unknown
- Hispanic of any race
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Black or African American
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races
For non-Hispanics only:
Old Categories (prior to 2010)
- Black, non-Hispanic
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Asian or Pacific Islander
- White, non-Hispanic
These categories are reported for US citizens and resident aliens.
Faculty who are not US citizens and are in the country on a temporary basis are reported as nonresident aliens (the column 'Foreign' below).
|Fall||Hispanic, Latino||American Indian, Alaska Native||Asian||Black, African American||Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander||White||Two or More Races||Unknown||Foreign||Total|
|Fall||American Citizens/Permanent Residents||Foreign||Total|