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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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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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Agosto, Vonzell; Karanxha, Zorka; Unterreiner, Ann; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre; Esnard, Talia; Wu, Ke; Beck, Makini – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article is based on the authors' experiences as women academics who engage in informal peer mentoring to persist in the cultural milieus of their respective institutions. The authors draw on poststructural perspectives and the metaphor of the rhizome "running bamboo" to illustrate the connections they forged in a mentoring network…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Mentors, Networks
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Burke, Monica G.; Carter, Joelle D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Since career networks offer access to upper level positions, being a part of one can offer opportunities and access to information, knowledge and referrals for career mobility. However, the duality of race and gender can create a distinctive challenge to gaining access to career networks, which are crucial components to rise to the upper level of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Networks
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Seher, Christin L.; Iverson, Susan V. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In this article, the authors argue that facilitated dialogues with academic mothers can provide space for consciousness-raising, validation, co-mentoring, and taking action. Stemming from the authors' experiences of negotiating motherhood in the academy, and their facilitation of a book discussion about academic motherhood through a faculty…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Mothers, Women Faculty, Females
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McNeely Cobham, B. Afeni; Patton, Lori D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In the following study, the authors sought to understand how self-efficacy contributed to the career success of five tenured Black women faculty employed at two predominantly White institutions. Investigating the level of self-efficacy was significant in understanding the behavior, attitudes, and strategies of study participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Williams Shealey, Monika; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia; McCray, Erica; Thomas, Ursula – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
The research literature devoted to examining the experiences of faculty from diverse backgrounds in higher education has contributed to a growing understanding of the complexities of working in these institutions, particularly predominantly White institutions. An analysis of the literature is provided, which yielded the following themes as central…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Teacher Educators, Minority Group Teachers, Advocacy
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Thomas, Sandra P.; Drake-Clark, Donna; Grasso, Maureen; Banta, Trudy – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
In an era where campus environments were often unwelcoming to women, and there were few women role models, an innovative program funded by the National Institute of Education produced 100% completion by female and minority doctoral students. At a 25-year reunion, the graduates reflected on their program experiences and careers. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Doctoral Degrees, Womens Education
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Stockard, Jean; Lewis, Priscilla A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
In this article, the authors describe a concerted, long-term effort by academic women chemists to provide mentoring and training for their colleagues to survive and change the negative climate of their profession and to develop successful careers in spite of these barriers. Data came from records kept by the group, observations of their…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Scientists, Chemistry, Mentors
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McNair, Delores E.; Miguel, Krystal; Sobers-Young, Shauna T.; Bechtel, Molly; Jacobson, Steve – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
In 2010, three women from the University of the Pacific came together for a panel presentation at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) conference to discuss their diverse experiences in student affairs. All recognized leaders in NASPA, these women reflected the rich history and promising future of student…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Womens Studies, 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