ERIC Number: EJ1170207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
African American Social Work Faculty: Overcoming Existing Barriers and Achieving Research Productivity
Allen, Junior Lloyd; Huggins-Hoyt, Kimberly Y.; Holosko, Michael J.; Briggs, Harold E.
Research on Social Work Practice, v28 n3 p309-319 Mar 2018
Purpose: This study explored the scholarship experiences of top-ranked African American faculty in schools of social work. Method: Qualitative interviews were conducted with N = 10 top-ranked African American faculty identified as achieving considerable productivity and impact of scholarship. Findings: Four major themes were identified, each of which had 2-3 subcategories. These included (1) mentorship, (2) collaboration, (3) time, and (4) strategic planning. The data revealed that of these identified themes, mentorship was the most prominent, and collaboration, although important, was the least. Implications: The noted experiences and strategies highlighted in this study could be of great utility for those seeking to enhance their scholarly productivity and impact, particularly for (a) junior faculty, (b) African American faculty, and (c) doctoral student researchers and candidates.
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Teachers, Social Work, Barriers, Productivity, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Scholarship, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, Strategic Planning, Time Management, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia