Minority recruitment and retention for universities: Bilingual special education faculty.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Alejandro Brice

Document Type


Publication Date


Date Issued

January 2012

Date Available

July 2016




Recruitment and retention of minority faculty in bilingual special education is a perilous task. Research has shown that minority faculty/teachers are able to provide emotional support, mentor students, serve as role models, create a positive climate, provide diverse views, increase collaboration among faculty and teachers, and work with minorities. This article presents strategies for recruiting and retaining (particularly in developing resiliency) minority bilingual special education university faculty. Faculty in bilingual special education must adapt, recover, and persevere in order to best serve the interests of students with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Strategies for developing resiliency are provided.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 7(1), article 6. doi: 10.1515/2161-2412.1100. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




de Gruyter

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.