ERIC Number: EJ1131615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Organizational Culture and University Responses to Parenting Students: A Case Study
Nichols, Tracy R.; Biederman, Donna J.; Gringle, Meredith R.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v54 n1 p69-81 2017
This case study examines implications of a university's culture on advocating for supportive policies and programs for parenting students. Four themes illuminated several key tensions within the institution that affected support for parenting students: the lack of formal policy, an emphasis on faculty practices around accommodations, concerns about differential treatment, and the problematization of parenting students. Findings are used to suggest future avenues for investigation and advocacy strategies that incorporate organizational culture.
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Case Studies, Organizational Change, Child Rearing, Parents, Student Responsibility, Advocacy, Physical Environment, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Socialization, Organizational Communication, Access to Information, Change Strategies, Leadership, Advantaged, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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