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Jones, Stephanie J.; Warnick, Erika M.; Taylor, Colette M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Though the number of women employed in the workforce has increased, there continues to be an inequity in employment of women in the highest ranks of community colleges. Guided by gendered organizational theory, the study looked at both overt and covert knowledge of genderedness at community colleges. As one might infer, institutional genderedness…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Work Environment, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness
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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Community colleges (CC) are obvious places to recruit more women into computer science. Enrollment at CCs has grown in response to a struggling economy, and students are more likely to be from underrepresented groups than students enrolled in 4-year universities (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, we know little about why so…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Females, Womens Education
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Walpole, MaryBeth; Chambers, Crystal Renee; Goss, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This inquiry is an exploration of the educational trajectories of African American women community college students. We compare the persistence of African American women to African American men and to all women college students using the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Survey and the 1993/2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Females
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Gill, Kristina; Jones, Stephanie J. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Women who move into and work within administration in higher education face many struggles. Both the traits that are specific to most females and their leadership style can impede their rise into and within administrative ranks. In addition, higher education has traditionally been a hierarchical and patriarchal system that makes it more difficult…
Descriptors: Females, College Administration, Community Colleges, Leadership Styles
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Lester, Jaime – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Despite the steady increase of women in faculty positions over the last few decades and the research on gender norms in the academy, what remains unclear is why many female faculty continue to conform to gender norms despite their acknowledgement of the discriminatory nature of these norms, their dissatisfaction performing the norms, and the lack…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Sex Role, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior
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Wilson, Kristin B.; Cox, Elizabeth M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to use feminist critical policy analysis to understand the lived experiences of mothering while attending community college and to suggest institutional transformations that might better support mothering students. The findings are based on the re-analysis of interview data from 13 mothering students. We found that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Mothers, Child Rearing, Family School Relationship