Notes on Race:
Starting Fall 2011, faculty were offered the opportunity to self-report their race/ethnicity using the new "two question" format, categories and wordings specified by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Fall 2012 is the first year race/ethnicity is reported based entirely on self-reporting.
Two new categories were added: "Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander" (previously counted in "Asian") and "Two or More Races".
The race/ethnicity and gender composition of the applicant/nominee pool is required under applicable laws and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Revised Federal Race / Ethnicity Categories
American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic or Latino – A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa
Notes on Rank:
In 2007, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences adjusted it's tenure and promotions process in response to recommendations by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotions Committee. The report is available here http://www.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/fas_tenure_report.pdf