ERIC Number: ED246378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
The AICCC Perspective of Career Management: A Strategy for Personal and Positional Power for Black Women in Higher Education Adminstration.
Alexander, Martha A.; Scott, Barbara M.
Currently, America's racial and ethnic minorities are under-represented in higher education and in almost all occupational fields that require a college education. To investigate the extent to which black females in higher education administration view race as a mediating factor in their career progression, 39 black female administrators in predominantly white institutions were interviewed. An analysis of the results showed that the majority of the women interviewed exhibited a high degree of career or occupational mobility which they overwhelmingly attributed to their long term commitment to a career in academe and to their conscious conceptualization of plans to accomplish their goals. Most of these women indicated a high degree of self-confidence and assurance. These women's career planning and strategies to attain top-level administrative positions included: utilizing on-the-job training; consciously working themselves up through the ranks; paying early attention to educational preparation in areas relevant to positions of leadership; taking advantage of management training; developing and strengthening various personal characteristics conducive to successful leadership, especially "self-confidence"; and seeking the counsel and advice of mentors. These findings support a model of career management for black women, which focuses on five major factors: Attitude, Image, Competence, Career Mapping, and Contacts (AICCC). (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (67th, Houston, TX, March 16-20, 1983).