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ERIC Number: EJ1117438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Psychological Heuristics and Faculty of Color: Racial Battle Fatigue and Tenure/Promotion
Arnold, Noelle Witherspoon; Crawford, Emily R.; Khalifa, Muhammad
Journal of Higher Education, v87 n6 p890-919 Nov-Dec 2016
Faculty who have been historically excluded from participating in academia present a unique quandary for those who have traditionally held power at the university. This article explores the promotion and tenure (P&T) process of Black faculty using a psychological construct to examine how racial micro-aggressions manifest and articulate themselves through individual and organizational phenomena such as Racial Battle Fatigue (RBF). We applied a psychological approach to narrative inquiry to examine how two faculty of color experienced the P&T process. Participant narratives highlighted how much of the P&T process, and even engagement in academia in general, is articulated by likability or congeniality--two constructs absent from P&T policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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