ERIC Number: EJ1045188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Women Faculty of Color: Stories behind the Statistics
Kelly, Bridget Turner; McCann, Kristin I.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v46 n4 p681-702 Nov 2014
In this qualitative study we address two primary research questions: What are the experiences of women faculty of color (WFOC) who departed the tenure track at predominantly White, research universities? Using the modified lens of the newcomer adjustment framework, what socialization factors may have contributed to the WFOCs' departure? Through a longitudinal, in-depth examination of three WFOC who left their university prior to earning tenure, themes of gendered and racialized tokenization and isolation, a need for a more intrusive style of mentoring, and poor institutional fit were identified. Implications for future research on faculty members' social identity and promising practices for faculty development are shared.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Tenure, Socialization, Qualitative Research, Research Universities, Mentors, White Students, Longitudinal Studies, Tokenism, Gender Issues, Racial Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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