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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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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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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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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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Mullen, Ann L.; Baker, Jayne – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
While women now earn more bachelor's degrees than men in many parts of the world, large gender gaps persist in fields of study, and women remain underrepresented in the most prestigious institutions. This study updates and extends the literature on gender disparities in higher education by comparing the selectivity of the institutions where men…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, 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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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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Haber-Curran, Paige – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
This qualitative study focused on the successes and challenges experienced by four undergraduate college women while holding top leadership roles in student organizations. Interpretive and descriptive qualitative research methods were employed with aspects of case study and phenomenological approaches of inquiry. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Womens Education, Qualitative Research, Student Organizations
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Yakaboski, Tamara – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Previous migration discourse views educational migration through narrowly defined push-pull forces, which ignores overseas graduate education as a path for maneuvering through restrictive gendered and cultural experiences. The purpose of this exploratory research is to expand migration research and view women's migration decisions as employing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Females, Indians
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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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Davis, Sharrika D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hirt, Joan B.; Miyazaki, Yasuo – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Education is one key to economic prosperity. However, in a society bolstered by patriarchal systems, economic and educational inequalities exist among the genders. The purpose of this study was to determine whether certain collegiate experiences predict undergraduate women's expectation to enroll in graduate study and to determine if the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Females, Academic Aspiration, Equal Education
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Davis, Laura M.; Geyfman, Victoria – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
This study examined female underrepresentation in business schools among undergraduate students and faculty in a sample of universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and compares the findings to other public universities in Pennsylvania. We found that during the 1995-2008 period, when compared with other academic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Universities, Females
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Drury, Marilyn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Women working in higher education information technology (IT) organizations and those seeking leadership positions in these organizations face a double challenge in overcoming the traditionally male-dominated environments of higher education and IT. Three women higher education chief information officers (CIOs) provided their perspectives,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Information Technology, Gender Issues
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