ERIC Number: EJ1091437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Graduate Diversity Officers and Efforts to Retain Students of Color
Griffin, Kimberly A.; Muniz, Marcela; Smith, Edward J.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n1 p26-38 2016
This qualitative study explores how 14 institutional agents (graduate diversity officers or GDOs) work towards improving retention for graduate students of Color. Consistent with Lovitt's framework of graduate student retention, findings reveal GDOs implement diverse strategies that promote opportunities for academic integration, social integration, and the development of cognitive maps. GDOs' effectiveness was challenged by limited financial and institutional support, as well as the campus and departmental climate, limiting efforts to promote academic integration.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Student Personnel Services, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students, African American Students, Social Integration, Cognitive Mapping, School Desegregation, Barriers, Change Strategies, Institutional Characteristics, Financial Problems, Organizational Climate, Caseworker Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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