The Martin Luther King, Jr. • César Chávez • Rosa Parks (KCP) Visiting Professors Program
The Martin Luther King, Jr. • César Chávez • Rosa Parks (KCP) Visiting Professors Program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King•Chávez•Parks Initiative intended to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education. In support of this mission, the legislature created the KCP Visiting Professors Program to increase the number of instructors in Michigan higher education institutions with no preference being given to visiting faculty on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Since it has been possible for a student to complete his/her bachelor’s degree without having been taught by a person who looked like him/her, institutions should encourage applications from applicants who would otherwise not be adequately represented in the faculty and to provide role models for underrepresented students to provide a vital demonstration that a pool of talented underrepresented academics does exist.
Past KCP Visiting Professors:
Marc Lamont Smith
Carol Mosley Braun
2015 KCP Visiting Professor Program Initiative: Justice Speaks
Justice Speaks is a speaker series intended to bring in academics and artists to the EMU community who uniquely address the intersection between justice and race, gender, faith, culture, class and/or sexual orientation. For more information visit the Multicultural Affairs page, here.