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Walters, Karina L.; Maliszewski Lukszo, Casey; Evans-Campbell, Teresa; Burciaga Valdez, R.; Zambrana, Ruth E. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) comprise about 2% of the US population and 0.5% of the faculty in higher education. While scholars have documented the experiences of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty, the perspectives of AIAN faculty at elite universities are largely absent. Although AIAN faculty share many of the same barriers to…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Sethna, Beheruz N. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2011
This paper uses national data from the American Council on Education (ACE) to study the progress of different ethnic groups through the academic pipeline--stages studied include the Bachelor's, Master's, doctoral, levels, and then progress to the Assistant, Associate, and (full) Professor stages, to full-time administrators and finally to the CEO…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Racial Differences, Minority Group Students, Higher Education
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Nationwide, minority and female faculty members were trailblazers in the 1960s and 1970s. Only in the past generation have most colleges adopted large-scale plans to diversify their faculties. This article revisited ambitious plans announced at five universities during the past two decades to see how they have fared. They are Duke University,…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, American Indians, Diversity (Faculty), Administrators
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Calhoun, J. Anne – American Indian Quarterly, 2003
There is a widely and deeply held belief on the part of the author's white colleagues that racism is something done by individuals through overt or covert actions against other individuals. Sometimes this belief is tied to one specific characteristic--skin color. Some would believe that they cannot commit racist acts against anyone who looks like…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Education, Cultural Differences, Racial Bias
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White, Frederick – American Indian Quarterly, 2003
Southern California serves as the location for the incidents described in this article. An up-and-coming midsize "Christian" university, noted for its yearly rise in the "U.S. News: America's Best Colleges" to the top twenty-five universities of its size, locates and contextualizes these experiences along the author's journey.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, American Indians, Student Attitudes
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Younger, Virginia C. – American Indian Quarterly, 2003
The author had been teaching English at Pierce Community College in Tacoma, Washington, since 1973 when, in the early 1980s, their department was told that current laws demanded their hiring an American Indian to fill a full-time position that had opened. The search committee, she felt, made an excellent decision when they selected Dr. James…
Descriptors: Tenure, American Indians, English Instruction, Diversity (Faculty)