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ERIC Number: ED420251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 33
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"I Have Work To Do": Affirmation and Marginalization of Women Full Professors.
Hamrick, Florence A.
This study examined the work roles and events that signified affirmation or marginalization among female full professors at a research university. Semistructured interviews conducted with 26 female full professors at Iowa State University covered questions in four primary areas: promotion and tenure experiences, institutional citizenship and belonging, intersections between professional and personal lives, and stress. Three primary work roles were identified from the interviews: disciplinary expert, mentor or model, and change agent. It was found that while all respondents clearly adopted the disciplinary expert role, patterns surrounding the other two roles were often more complex and subtle. Affirmation was generally experienced by respondents through student, collegial, and institutional recognitions of expertise and effectiveness. Marginalizing experiences included serving token roles on committees or other bodies and being a "lone voice" on issues of gender equity. (Contains 16 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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