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Palmer, Jane E.; St. Vil, Noelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Due to the Title IX law, administrators at institutions of higher education (IHE) in the United States must promptly investigate reports of sexual assault. In addition, the Clery Act requires IHEs to publicly disclose annual sexual assault statistics. However, it is unknown whether--or how--sexual assault disclosure differs by type of IHE. This…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Disclosure, Females, Black Colleges
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Abukar, Sharifa; Ghanbari, Sheena; Nariman, Nahid; Jenkins-Martin, Tracey; Thompson, Pamela; Viaud, Karina M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Nationally, the attrition rate of doctoral students is high, and it is often attributed to a lack of support. In higher education, the attrition rate of doctoral Students of Color and other underrepresented populations is even greater. This article briefly reviews the structure of one cohort model doctoral program and its impact on the overall…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Females
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Zimmerman, Hilary B.; Morgan, Demetri L.; Terrell, Tanner – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Despite the positive effects of cross-racial interactions for students, predominantly White sororities remain segregated. Utilizing focus group methods, this study investigates the racial attitudes of White sorority women to understand the influence of sororities on racial attitudes. Findings revealed that participants in this study minimized…
Descriptors: White Students, African American Students, Racial Attitudes, College Seniors
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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Ramirez, Amanda – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
A qualitative case study with 18 non-traditional age undergraduate Women of Color yielded rich data about strategies they employed to cope with racial microaggressions on a predominantly White campus. Women first decided if, and how, to "pick their battles" based on how much time and emotional energy they had left after fulfilling…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females
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Miller, Edna Jones – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Given that individual and institutional characteristics are suggested to work collectively in promoting optimal student success, the purpose of this quantitative study was to understand factors that contribute to the success of Black college women at predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Of particular interest was the relationship between…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Females, Womens Education
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Kelly, Bridget Turner; Segoshi, Megan; Adams, Lauren; Raines, Alyscia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study qualitatively examines 16 Black alumnae's college experiences from a Black feminist thought intersectional lens. Findings reveal they graduated but did not thrive in the ways described by the thriving quotient and point to ways institutions can measure success not by graduation alone but by all students leaving college with wholeness,…
Descriptors: Alumni, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Hotchkins, Bryan – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This narrative inquiry study uses personal experiences as a method of ethnographic research among Black women student leaders. The collegiate life stories of six African American women undergraduates experiencing gendernoir racial battle fatigue are described and analyzed. Combined are participant journaling, lived experiential interviews, and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Womens Education, Whites
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Croom, Natasha N.; Beatty, Cameron C.; Acker, Lorraine D.; Butler, Malika – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this critical qualitative inquiry was to explore what motivated undergraduate Black womyn (UBW) to engage in "Sister Circle"-type student organizations--or groups that center race and gender. Using a critical race feminist theoretical lens, data were collected through a combination of one-on-one interviews and focus…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Qualitative Research, Student Organizations
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Dortch, Deniece; Patel, Chirag – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Because little work exists on the sense of belonging focusing on just Black undergraduate women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially at highly selective predominantly white institutions (PWIs), this study takes a phenomenological approach to understand the lived experiences of Black undergraduate women in STEM by…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
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Roland, Ericka; Agosto, Vonzell – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports on a phenomenographic study of Black women undergraduates who were resident assistants in a predominantly White institution (PWI) of higher education. Critical race feminism, namely intersectionality, was used to explore how they navigated the responsibilities of their position and social identities. Findings are that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females, Resident Advisers
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article offers an intersectional critical race feminist analysis of student silence in a diverse university classroom. Findings from a case study with six Women of Color and four White women revealed students remained silent because they felt their complicated intersectional realities did not fit with the acceptable classroom…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Females, Feminism
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Gibson, Sheree L.; Espino, Michelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the growing research that outlines the experiences of Blacks and women undergraduates in engineering, little is known about Black women in this field. The purpose of this qualitative study was to uncover how eight Black undergraduate women in engineering understood their race and gender identities in a culture that can be oppressive to…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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Porter, Christa J.; Dean, Laura A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this preliminary, phenomenological study was to identify factors that influence identity development and meaning-making of Black undergraduate women at a predominately White institution. The goal of this research was two-fold: to share diverse experiences of Black undergraduate women in order to understand the essence of their lived…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Racial Identification, Womens Studies
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Kennedy, Sheena; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
African American women have made great strides in their college enrollment and graduation rates despite social and economic barriers. This study explores Black women's reflections on their college adjustment processes during their sophomore year at a predominantly White university. The findings indicated that the way participants coped with the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, Student Adjustment
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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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