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ERIC Number: ED104279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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Upward Mobility of Minorities in Higher Education.
Johnson, Simon O.
This descriptive study is an attempt to ascertain whether minorities in higher education are aware of the procedures and techniques needed in order to earn promotion and tenure. Specifically, the study was an attempt to find if the participants felt that the informal methods (friends, social gatherings, parties, etc.) were more effective in learning the procedure than the formal (explained by the employer) method; were written copies of the procedures given to them; and for the participants to list some suggestions that could assist newly employed faculty members in higher education. The findings showed that the participants believed that the informal method of acquiring information concerning tenure and promotion was more effective than the formal method. Consequently, minority faculty members were less informed than majority faculty because they were not invited to or did not attend as many social activities. In addition, the data revealed that about one-half of the participants were given policies concerning tenure and promotion. The third finding was that minorities must become assertive and seek answers to questions concerning promotion and tenure. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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