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What does URM stand for?

URM stands for Underrepresented Minority

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Just last year, those findings inspired Growing Our Own: The ADEA Minority Faculty Development Program: A Manual for Institutional Leadership in Diversity, a 126-page publication identifying best practices to recruit and retain underrepresented minority faculty.
The school is aimed at students who might not otherwise consider college as an option -- students from families where no one has gone to college, low socioeconomic status, underrepresented minority groups, or those who are capable of doing better but are underperforming in a traditional setting, said Jill Zimmerman, AVC's dean of student services.
Most disturbing about this data is the obvious implication: without more persons of color earning advanced degrees, there will remain an inadequate supply of underrepresented minority faculty (who at present comprise a woeful 7 percent of full-time faculty at public doctoral institutions), perpetuating a Lack of diversity across college campuses.