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Observations, Values, and Beliefs about Ethnic/Racial Diversity by Members of Community College Faculty Search Committees


Abstract As open-door institutions, community colleges provide access to students from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. Yet while enrollment of students of color in community colleges continues to increase, representation by faculty of color has not. This qualitative study investigated community college faculty search committee members' implicit and subjective observations, values, and beliefs about ethnic/racial diversity in order to gain an understanding of how they may influence the faculty hiring process. The researcher interviewed 12 subjects-- administrators and faculty members at three community colleges in a large district in the southwest region of the United States--who served on faculty search committees from ... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Fujii, Stephanie Joyce (Author) / De Los Santos, Jr., Alfredo G. (Advisor) / Turner, Caroline S. (Advisor) / Harper-Marinick, Maria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education, Community College / Higher Education / community college / diversity / faculty / minority / search committees
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 144 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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