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ERIC Number: EJ928858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Long-Term Transformations: Excavating Privilege and Diversity in the Academy
Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson
Gender and Education, v23 n3 p281-297 2011
The article presents a theoretical framework, "institutional phase theory", that charts the process by which higher education faculties in the USA were broadened by race, gender, and to a certain extent class over the past 40 years. Drawing upon institutional ethnographies of three very different universities--a top-ranked private university, a comprehensive urban university, and a top-ranked public university, the authors provide examples from the third, the University of Michigan. By taking a historical and institutional approach, the authors chart the movement from accepting "exceptional" women and faculty of colour on male terms to measurable changes in overly rigid structures and institution-wide policies; expanded visions and boundaries in traditional disciplines; interdisciplinarity as a mark of the university; and transformed scholarly research in selected disciplines. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; New Jersey; United States