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ERIC Number: EJ917230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Students' Perceptions of and Satisfaction with Faculty Diversity
Lee, Jo Ann
College Student Journal, v44 n2 p400-412 Jun 2010
Differences between Caucasian and non-Caucasian students were examined in terms of perceptions of diversity among faculty members, satisfaction with faculty diversity, perceptions that faculty diversity contributed to their educational experience, and perceptions of faculty respect for diversity among students. Surveys were distributed electronically to all majors from one department at a predominantly-Caucasian university; 109 were returned. Caucasians, compared to non-Caucasians, agreed more strongly that the faculty appeared to be from diverse backgrounds, that they were satisfied with the level of diversity among faculty, and that faculty respected diversity among students; Non-Caucasians agreed more strongly that faculty diversity contributed their educational experiences. Non-Caucasian students, compared to Caucasian students, may not have perceived a department dominated by Caucasian faculty as welcoming. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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