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ERIC Number: ED261577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 12
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Surviving Double Jeopardy in Academe: Minority Female Administrators at Predominantly White Universities.
Williams, Shirley Stennis
Perspectives on the female, minority administrator at a predominantly white university are presented. After briefly tracing historical developments affecting minority females in education and administration, results of a 1974 study by Moore and Wagstaff of 1,764 four-year colleges are summarized. It was found that most black female administrators at white colleges served in some role related to minority students; few held decision-making positions; and the majority were in urban institutions with large enrollments of black students. In 1984, the University of Wisconsin System completed a study of minorities at their predominantly white campuses. Data are presented that indicate that there are more job opportunities for minority women on the larger University of Wisconsin urban campuses, but that some do exist on the four-year outlying campuses. However, in university extension, there are almost no opportunities on the two-year, non-urban predominantly white campuses. Accomplishments that will help minority women progress in their administrative careers at white institutions are identified, including: (1) obtaining the doctorate; (2) achieving tenure before accepting an assistant-level position; (3) gaining experience in hiring, firing, and budgets; and (4) serving on committees and taking part in activities of professional organizations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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