ERIC Number: ED373683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
From Graduate Student to Ethnic Researcher: Multiple Challenges.
This paper relates the personal and professional experiences of a female minority ethnic researcher in her transition from international graduate student to assistant professor in the United States. It examines coping strategies for such situations, including: (1) assuming that most problems have an external sociohistorical nature; (2) realizing the central role of mentorship; (3) refraining from replying to expressions of stereotypic views and using energy and time more productively; (4) receiving and responding selectively to student and collegial feedback; (5) being proactive in the establishment of collaborative activities; and (6) having long-term research and career development objectives. Junior female minority faculty need to assume responsibility and an advocacy role for creating a new era of equality and change in academe and in multicultural America. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1994).