ERIC Number: ED427566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
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Faculty of Color and Role Performance. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Alexander-Snow, Mia; Johnson, Barbara J.
This study examined the issues and pressures that new and junior faculty of color experienced at predominantly white colleges and universities, and includes recommendations for administrators, graduate students, majority faculty, and faculty of color. Twelve African American and 19 Latino first-, second-, and third-year tenure-track faculty responded to a series of 43 questions about their perceptions of teaching and research, collegiality, institutional support, stress, and overall job satisfaction. Five faculty also participated in informal interviews. It was found that many respondents identified service to the university and students as primary role expectations. Other factors identified included lack of guidance and direction given for defining role expectations of research and teaching, inconsistent feedback and too much emphasis on accountability which tended to fuel stress, and varied levels of collegiality. It is recommended that institutions improve the likelihood of promotion and tenure of faculty of color through anticipatory socialization, orientation programs, promotion and tenure handbooks, mentor programs, and research and teaching productivity programs. It is concluded that administrators and faculties need to redefine organizational culture and the effect informal and formal policies and procedures have in defining role expectations and performances of faculty of color. (Contains 27 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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