ERIC Number: ED469647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
An Emerging Retention Model for Administrators of Color at Predominately White Institutions: The Results of Two Delphi Studies.
Jackson, Jerlando F. L.
This paper represents the initial step toward developing a model for retaining administrators of color at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) in higher and postsecondary education. Retaining administrators of color is an important measure for diversity in higher education. Data for this paper were derived from two Delphi studies that explored concepts for retaining African American administrators at PWIs. Each study used a panel of 10 African American administrators. In one study, the panel was asked to suggest practical steps PWIs could take, and the second study focused on professional growth factors. From the rounds of these Delphi studies, an emerging retention model was developed. The concerns of retention are captured by phases labeled preengagement, engagement, advancement, and outcome (retention of administrators of color). This paper is the first step in a long process of refining the properties of this model and testing hypotheses about their interactions. The next step will be empirical research that attempts to further classify strategies according to the four phases of the model. (Contains 24 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).