Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Spring Meeting
The spring DITE meeting will take place at the JB Duke Hotel on Thursday, February 22nd- Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Select DITE fellows will present their research at the Duke University Economics Department on Friday February 23rd from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm.
The Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), funded by the National Science Foundation, is a research mentoring workshop that seeks to facilitate successful transition from junior faculty status to tenured associate professor for economists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (especially blacks, Latinos, and native Americans). The gross underrepresentation of economists from these groups in the ranks of university faculty, particularly in economics departments, creates an imperative for special efforts to ensure that junior faculty from these groups develop the research and teaching profile that will lead to promotion to tenure. DITE is the only program designed specifically to increase the representation of black, Latino and native American economists in tenured faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States via mentoring of junior faculty focused on research and teaching.