ERIC Number: ED468944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Minority Administrator and Faculty Recruitment at Two-Year Community Colleges in the Northeast United States.
Shufelt, Brett Stratton
This study investigated minority recruitment and growth at two-year community colleges in the Northeast United States. Two major research questions were formulated to guide the investigation: (1) What factors do community college presidents identify as having an impact on recruiting minority administrators and faculty members? and (2) What strategies do community college presidents use to recruit minority administrators and faculty members? In addition to the two research questions, profiles of minority administrators and faculty members employed at two-year community colleges in the Northeast United States and the community college presidents participating in the study were developed. This paper particularly targets Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Natives as ethnic/racial groups that are often subjected to differential treatment. Fifty-six community college presidents in the Northeast United States participated in this study. Findings include: (1) 64% of the presidents were white/Caucasian and had Ph.D.s, while only 3% of the minority administrators had doctorates; (2) 42% of administrators and 40% of faculty agreed that economic constraints made it difficult to hire additional minorities; and (3) 22% of administrators believed that affirmative action requirements--in addition to the usual methods of recruitment--significantly raised the cost of searches. Appended are: Minority Recruitment Survey; Institutional Review Board Approval; and Letter to Presidents. (Contains 72 references and 9 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Appendixes are not included in ERIC version.