ERIC Number: ED328153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Some African American and Hispanic Voices from the University of Toledo. A Monograph.
Lopez, Thomas R.
A project is described which sought to determine what minority group faculty members think about a variety of issues associated with life at The University of Toledo (Ohio). The project began by grappling with the issue of identifying who were members of selected minority groups. Interviews conducted with the faculty members covered many areas of interest: personnel, research, career advancement, university governance, social life, university goal of recruitment of "minority" group members, affirmative action, tolerance, climate for minority group students, university problems, and recommendations. The picture that emerged from the interviews is that African Americans and Hispanic faculty members feel a strong sense of alienation from the University and a corresponding sense of professional and personal isolation. Interviewees did not see the University as a tolerant place where diversity is positively valued. Respondents in the College of Education were particularly strong in these views. Respondents regarded the University's official desire to increase the number of minority group members at all levels as little more than empty rhetoric. There seemed to be virtually no contact between Hispanics and African Americans on campus. Recommendations conclude the monograph. (JDD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Recruitment, Governance, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Job Satisfaction, Minority Groups, Organizational Climate, Quality of Working Life, Racial Bias, Racial Composition, Racial Discrimination, School Policy, Social Life, Teacher Alienation, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: African Americans; University of Toledo OH