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ERIC Number: ED557515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-8213-5
Race, Gender and Faculty Advancement at American Colleges & Universities
Bridgeforth, James S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi
Women and people of color are underrepresented in the American professoriate; although the presence of female faculty and professors of color is beneficial to the academy on various levels, these groups often face many barriers and challenges throughout the promotion and tenure process. This study was designed to examine whether race, gender, or a combination of race and gender made a statistically significant difference in reported opportunities for mentorship, faculty socialization, and scholarship in regard to faculty advancement in the academy. Data were collected from 650 tenured and tenure-track faculty through an online questionnaire. The data analysis revealed that women and people of color reported fewer opportunities for mentorship and faculty socialization in the academy. [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
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Language: English
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