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Parson, Laura; Ozaki, C. Casey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Using the framework of feminist standpoint theory, this study explored the everyday work of undergraduate STEM students to identify STEM institutional cultural norms and standards that organize and inform the organization of everyday work for undergraduate women majoring in math and physics. Data collection and analysis focused on how the…
Descriptors: Feminism, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Standards
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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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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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Mena, Jasmine A.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty
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Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin L.; DiRamio, David; Jarvis, Kathryn; Anderson, Rachel – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes findings from a qualitative study of the experiences of female student veterans in the military and in college. Twelve women were interviewed from two public research universities. Findings revealed individuals "betwixt and between" the complex intersection of identities: in the military, grappling with a sense of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Veterans, Military Service
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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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Costello, Carla A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to obtain an understanding of the impact of gendered organizations on female classified staff and their perception of climate and culture on advancement opportunities. The findings shed light on critical factors affecting the work experiences of female classified staff. The findings also offer a variety of ways…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Environment, Females
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Goldman, Emily Grey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Although women have made significant progress in the work force and in education, gender gaps still exist in many industries and occupations, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This research aimed to understand how undergraduate women negotiate gender within STEM fields, looking specifically at these women's…
Descriptors: Females, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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Lampman, Claudia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
In this study of a random sample of 524 professors (47% women, 83% White) from 100 colleges and universities across the United States, 91% reported at least one act of student incivility/bullying, 25% experienced at least one sexual behavior from a student, and 1-2% said a student had used or threatened them with violence in the past year. Women,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Credentials, Bullying, At Risk Persons
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Schweer, Jen Luettel; Heather, Katie; Kay, Kathryn; Stewart, K. Leigh; Kovach, Laura – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
R.U. Ready? at Georgetown University is an annual sexual assault awareness event that incorporates peer education and resources with opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to dialogue about providing bystander intervention throughout the campus community. Beyond dialogue, participants learn about student activism and the resources and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Peer Relationship