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ERIC Number: ED403789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 21
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Faculty Diversity and Regional Accreditation: Crucial Issues and a Survey of Academic Leaders. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Ezeamii, Hyacinth Chinedum
This paper studied the relationship between faculty diversity and educational quality, academic integrity, and institutional effectiveness. The study sought to determine if there were significant differences among educational leaders on whether regional accreditation should be used to promote faculty diversity, and what variables accounted for any significant differences that existed. The study used a survey questionnaire mailed to the chief academic officers of 346 four-year colleges and institutions in the Southern accrediting region; 160 responses were received. Eight variables were tested: race, sex, years in academia as an administrator, years as faculty, level of familiarity with accreditation, level of interest in accreditation literature, racial predominance of student body, and private-public institution type. The study found that race of respondent was the most significant factor in whether higher educational leaders believed that regional accreditation should be used to promote faculty diversity. Three tables summarize chi-square data: the first is a cross-tabulation testing the null hypothesis; the second tests the hypothesis against the variable race; the third is a test of the variable racial predominance of student body. (Contains 139 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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