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Pietro A. Sasso; Leslie Jo Shelton; G. Blue Brazleton – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
Institutional politics and emerging changes to the professoriate have potentially positioned tenure-track faculty within an academic labor system that assumes academic training and expertise guides their progression. This qualitative narrative study of 12 higher education and student affairs (HESA) pre-tenure faculty explored their navigation of…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, College Faculty, Tenure, Barriers
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Renbarger, Rachel – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Underrepresented students attain a lower proportion of graduate degrees in the United States (US), demonstrating inequity in higher education. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has been providing underrepresented students with supports to increase their ability to attain a graduate degree. A systematic literature review…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Ali-Coleman, Khadijah Zakia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Community colleges in the United States have historically held a unique position within the system of higher education because of three characteristics. These characteristics include their doctrine of open access, their consistent affordability in comparison to other higher education options, and courses that are directly applicable to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Prediction
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Patterson-Stephens, Shawna M.; Lane, Tonisha B.; Vital, Louise Michelle – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of -- or have recently attained -- their doctoral degrees within the United States. Exploring the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Socialization, Student Attitudes