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ERIC Number: ED558974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 111
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-7727-6
Exploring Faculty Diversity in the South: A Case Study on Campus Climate and Leadership Commitment to the Recruitment and Retention of African American Faculty
Gamble, Angie Monique
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore faculty diversity in the South by examining the campus climate and leadership commitment to the recruitment and retention of African American faculty. The Critical Race Theory (CRT) concept of storytelling captured the participants' personal experiences and perceptions. Three higher education institutions participated in this study. Taking part were eight participants, including two senior administrators (deans), and six African American faculty members, all of whom answered 11 questions via an on-line questionnaire that provided answers to the three research questions. First, how do African American faculty members and the university's leadership describe the university's leadership and campus climate at selected higher education institutions in the South in regard to recruitment and retention strategies that promote faculty diversity? The participants described that the strategies are not evident on the college campus and short/long range strategies need to be developed. The climate was open and receptive. Second, how do African American faculty members, and the university's leadership depict the campus climate with regard to the institution's recruitment and retention of African American faculty? The participants depicted the campus climate as embracing multiculturalism and supporting diversity initiatives. Third, how do African American faculty members and the university's leadership portray the university's leadership commitment to increasing African American faculty on the college campus? The technical college (HEI1) and the public four-year univeristy (HEI2) participants portrayed that more of a commitment is needed, but all three campuses need more faculty development and diversity training. [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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