ERIC Number: ED311817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Black Women in Academe. Issues and Strategies.
Moses, Yolanda T.
The climate for black women students, faculty members, and administrators in both predominantly white as well as historically black colleges and universities is explored, focusing on the subtle and not so subtle ways that race and gender stereotypes can combine to create double obstacles for black women. Black women students, faculty members, and administrators do not perceive themselves and their concerns as integrated into the missions, goals, and social structures of college campuses. Topics of discussion are as follows: an overview of black women on campus; the university culture for students; classroom dynamics; the intersection of racism and sexism; curricular issues; black women and their choice of study; residential and social life; reaching out to black women students; admissions and financial aid; academic advising and mentoring; graduate students; barriers to the graduate degree; pre-university students; professional climate issues; affirmative action dilemma; double discrimination; the token syndrome; mentoring and support systems; historically black colleges; women's worth in a man's world; sexuality and sexual harassment; balancing competing obligations; collegiality among faculty; research, teaching, and tenure; retention; leadership and advocacy: critical skills; general policy recommendations; and recommendations for professional associations and organizations. Contains 58 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Colleges, Blacks, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty, Collegiality, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Leadership, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Research, School Holding Power, Sex Discrimination, Stereotypes, Tenure
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St., NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.