Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Jerlando F. L. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118956281
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume offers readers a comprehensive means to understanding glass ceiling effects in higher education. Each chapter approaches the glass ceiling from a different perspective, providing compelling arguments that truly highlight the importance and usefulness of collecting data on this topic. Institutional decision makers will find valuable information to confront the challenge of glass ceiling effects across different institutional environments. Likewise, institutional researchers will find step-by-step protocols to collect and analyze glass ceiling data as well as a variety of rich examples. Readers will not only find this sourcebook useful for institutional planning purposes, but it will also help them truly understand how the glass ceiling impacts women and people of color in higher education.

Methodological Advances and Issues in Studying College Impact

Author: Nicholas A. Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119045541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Which curricular and cocurricular practices promote studentlearning and persistence? While most research and assessment oncollege student outcomes offers limited insight into causaleffects, this volume provides strong evidence of the impact ofcollege on students. The first section discusses statistical analyses that offer moreaccurate estimates of the causal effect of a particular studentexperience, such as receiving a need-based scholarship or usingacademic support services. Providing an overview of the analyticalframework, it also includes real-world examples to illustrateimplementation for institutional researchers. The second section includes original research to enhance the valueof student surveys, including: • aspects of questionnaire design and techniques to cope withitem nonresponse, • variation in respondent effort, • interpretation of student self-reported gains, and • practical insights to improve survey-based research. This is the 161st volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions forInstitutional Research provides planners and administratorsin all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areasas resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation,and institutional management.

Leading a Diversity Culture Shift in Higher Education

Author: Edna Chun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351809423
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading a Diversity Culture Shift in Higher Education offers a practical and timely guide for launching, implementing, and institutionalizing diversity organizational learning. The authors draw from extensive interviews with chief diversity officers and college and university leaders to reveal the prevailing models and best practices for strengthening diversity practices within the higher education community today. They complement this original research with an analysis of key contextual factors that shape the organizational learning process including administrative leadership, institutional mission and goals, historical legacy, geographic location, and campus structures and politics. Given the substantive challenge of engendering a cultural shift for diversity in a university setting, this book will serve as a concrete primer for institutions seeking to develop a systematic and progressive approach to diversity organizational learning. Readers will be able to engage with provocative case studies that grapple with the current pressures emanating from diversity training and learn effective strategies for creating more inclusive environments. This book is a perfect resource for institutional leaders, administrators, faculty members, and key campus constituencies who are seeking transformational change, institutional success, and stability in a rapidly diversifying national and global environment.

Majority minority Relations

Author: John E. Farley
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is designed to develop readers' understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Coverage includes discussions on the latest African-American perspectives; the Census Bureau's decision to allow people to check more than one race in the 2000 census; the influence of the culture-of-poverty perspective on welfare reform legislation; interracial relationships; Neil Foley's award-winning book The White Scourge; the debate over Hemstein and Murray's The Bell Curve; how diversity programs helped an insurance company become more profitable; the rising debate over race/ethnicity and language; race/ethnicity in our schools; race/ethnicity online; affirmative action; welfare reform; wage and labor laws, minorities, and the growing income gap; the war on drugs; and more. For those interest in majority-minority relations or race and ethnic relations.