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ERIC Number: EJ860429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 95
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 164
ISSN: ISSN-1551-6970
Special Issue: Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity--Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in Higher Education
Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; O'Callaghan, Elizabeth M.
ASHE Higher Education Report, v35 n3 p1-95 Oct 2009
This monograph provides policymakers, administrators, faculty, researchers, and governing board members with information about diversifying the administrative ranks of colleges and universities in terms of race or ethnicity. It focuses primarily on relevant literature on administrators of color in higher and post-secondary education, with an emphasis on developing a clear synthesis of the research to inform effective practices to achieve ethnic and racial diversity among administrators. The authors review the literature on administrators of color in higher and post-secondary education for inclusion in this report, using a list of terms related to the domains of interest to identify relevant articles. Forty-eight articles focusing on traditional and general leadership topics are included in the review. This monograph is organized into four chapters. The first chapter, "Status of Ethnic and Racial Diversity in College and University Administration," presents a descriptive analysis using national data of the administrative workforce in higher education by race and ethnicity. The second chapter, "Barriers Encountered by Administrators of Color in Higher and Postsecondary Education," identifies the myriad barriers previously identified in the literature. The third chapter, "Factors Influencing Engagement, Retention, and Advancement for Administrators of Color," synthesizes key factors associated with those topics. The final chapter provides conclusions and implications for future research, policy, and practice. (Contains 6 figures, 16 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A