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ERIC Number: ED548635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 151
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-3402-2
Impact of Selection Practices on Career Advancement of African American Women in Community College Administration
Yancy-Tooks, Barbara J.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this qualitative ethnographic study was to explore the experiences of African American women about their perceptions of factors (i.e. senior administrator selection practices, institutional practices, barriers, and coping strategies) that hinder or facilitate advancement in community college administration. The following questions guided the research: What are the factors African American women identify that enabled them to succeed? What are the perceptions of African American women participants in this study about the senior administrative selection practices at Texas community colleges? What are the perceived barriers hindering African American women from advancing to senior administrative positions in Texas community colleges? Nine African American senior-level administrators from Texas community colleges participated in face-to-face interviews. An NVivo8® data analysis and transcribed interviews revealed nine themes: factors influencing advancement, supportive relationships in current position, professional experiences, selection and hiring processes are in place, perception that selection practices are fair, perceptions that selection practices inhibit fairness, local leadership development programs lack mentoring and preparation, personal barriers hindering advancement, and perceived barriers hindering African American women. The participants in this study revealed firsthand information about the impact of selection practices on the career advancement of African American women administrators. The results of the study highlighted the need to develop stronger policies and procedures to encourage participation in community college administration. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas