ERIC Number: EJ1041627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Recommendations of Transgender Students, Staff, and Faculty in the USA for Improving College Campuses
Seelman, Kristie L.
Gender and Education, v26 n6 p618-635 2014
Research indicates that transgender individuals frequently experience marginalisation and interpersonal victimisation within college and university settings. Missing from the literature is a discussion of what can be done to address such patterns in higher education, based upon empirical data gathered from transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. The present study aimed to fill this gap by reporting on solutions offered by a sample of 30 individuals in one US state while integrating a lens of intersectionality. Five resulting themes include (a) offer education, campus programming, and support for trans individuals; (b) improve university systems and procedures for recording one's name and gender; (c) encourage greater inclusivity and recruitment of diverse groups; (d) make physical changes to facilities; and (e) hold people accountable. These findings suggest institutional actions and policy changes for higher education administrators and others committed to improving campuses for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Descriptors: Campuses, College Environment, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Sexual Identity, Sex Stereotypes, Institutional Characteristics, Transcripts (Written Records), Interviews, College Programs, Delivery Systems, Inclusion, Student Diversity, Student Recruitment, Facility Improvement, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, College Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado