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ERIC Number: EJ785308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Creating a Web of Support: An Important Leadership Strategy for Advancing Campus Diversity
Kezar, Adrianna; Eckel, Peter; Contreras-McGavin, Melissa; Quaye, Stephen John
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v55 n1 p69-92 Jan 2008
Research demonstrates that leadership, particularly among presidents, is important for moving a diversity agenda forward and make appreciable progress on it. The research questions pursued here are: What is the role of the college president in advancing a diversity agenda? What strategies do presidents identify as important to facilitating a diversity agenda? There were three main findings: (1) strategies are deployed in a non-linear way best represented through a web metaphor, (2) six sets of actors that serve as key nodes on the web and specific strategies were crucial to enhancing and deepening the web-developing an internal network, hiring, mentoring, partnering with faculty on the curriculum, supporting student affairs staff, working directly with and learning from students, and establishing external networks; and, (3) strategies within the human resource frame are noted by presidents as particularly important to moving a diversity agenda forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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