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Ethnic and racial administrative diversity : understanding work life realities and experiences in higher education / Jerlando F.L. Jackson, Elizabeth M. O'Callaghan.


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Jackson, Jerlando F. L., 1973-
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009.
  • Book
  • xv, 95 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-86) and indexes.
  • Introduction, Context, and Overview
  • The importance of workforce diversity in higher and postsecondary education
  • Literature and the integrated review
  • Status of Ethnic and Racial Diversity in College and University Administration
  • Academic leaders
  • Student affairs administrators
  • Barriers Encountered by Administrators of Color in Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Legal and conceptual frameworks
  • Established barriers for administrators of color
  • The "double burden" : a barrier specific to women of color
  • Factors Influencing Engagement, Retention, and Advancement for Administrators of Color
  • Employment challenges
  • Success in corporate America: lessons for higher education
  • Role of leadership programs
  • The importance of mentoring
  • What universities can do
  • What individual administrators can do
  • An emerging model
  • Concluding Remarks Regarding the Importance of a Racially Diverse Administrative Workforce
  • Emergent and aggregate challenges for administrators of color
  • Directions for future research
  • Implications for practice.
Publisher's Summary:
Many colleges and universities in the United States experience challenges associated with achieving ethnic and racial administrative diversity at their institutions. Surmounting these challenges is imperative, as student bodies at American colleges and universities are rapidly growing more diverse. Colleges and universities need an equally diverse administrative staff to build and maintain an institutional culture and climate that supports one aspect of the American dream - a college eduction. This monograph is designed to help policymakers, administrators, faculty, researchers, and governing boards to better understand the work life realities and experiences for administrators of color to enhance leadership possibilities for people of color in higher education. This is the third issue in the 35th volume of "The Jossey-Bass Series", "ASHE Higher Education Report". Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
O'Callaghan, Elizabeth M.
ASHE higher education report, 1551-6970, v. 35, no. 3
ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 3.

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