ERIC Number: ED343649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Jump at the Sun: Perspectives of Black Women Administrators.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale.
Four community college administrators, including a president, provost, director of learning resources, and dean of student services, offer their perspectives on what it means to be a black woman administrator in higher education today. First, "Jump at the Sun," by Bernadine Coleman Thomas, contends that a black woman administrator can be successful in the invalidating environment of higher education if she knows who she is and why she is a member of the academic community; and if she sets her own goals and measures their attainment against specific criteria. In "Who Am I?," Belle S. Wheelan underscores how important support networks in the workplace and in her personal life, self-rewards, and hard work have been in allowing her to contend with the stress of moving across country to accept a new administrative position. Wheelan also presents her position on the responsibility she feels as a representative of other black females. "Not-So-Random Thoughts on the Pursuit of the Goal," by R. Eileen Baccus, offers guidance and insight on obtaining the credentials that will be necessary for a black job applicant to obtain an administrative position; conducting job searches, and learning the written and unwritten rules for operating in an organization. The final article, "Upward Mobility, Aspirations and Expectations: A Woman's Perspective," by Barbara D. Holmes, focuses on the differences between male and female management styles, general characteristics of leaders, and qualities of successful women leaders. (JMC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale.