ERIC Number: EJ1030377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Diversity, Communication, and Leadership in the Community College Faculty Search Process
Fujii, Stephanie J.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n10 p903-916 2014
This qualitative study investigated ethnic/racial diversity in the community college faculty search process. The researcher interviewed 12 participants--administrators and faculty members at three community colleges in a large district in the southwestern United States--who served on faculty search committees from 2006-2009. Analysis of the participants' interviews specific to ethnic/racial diversity in the faculty search process revealed themes around the communication of diversity's value and role at the institution and the role of the chair and administration. Results are discussed utilizing critical race theory as a framework to better understand and address the phenomenon. The study concludes with implications for policy and practice as well as recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Researchers, Interviews, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Department Heads, Critical Theory, Race, Qualitative Research, Search Committees (Personnel), Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Recruitment, Instructional Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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