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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.
While the stream of African-Americans going into engineering has slowly increased since the 1970s, the numbers have leveled off in recent years, even as the number of Hispanics, another traditionally underrepresented minority, has edged up slightly.
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.