Succeeding In An Academic Career

Author: Mildred García
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299063
Size: 74.52 MB
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Presents nine papers written by faculty of color exploring the experiences of minorities in higher education.

Special Women Special Leaders

Author: Marsha H. Lupi
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820472645
Size: 79.95 MB
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"Special Women, Special Leaders" explores the challenge associated with leadership roles as perceived and practiced by women leaders who have spent their careers and lives involved in special education issues. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on balancing a successful professional life with the demands often made on women in their personal lives. These chapters offer an opportunity to begin critical conversations on the journey women take to become leaders. The uniqueness of this book is its link to the traits and behaviors closely associated with special education and its relationship to successful leadership written by higher education administrators, organizational leaders, and advocates for students with special needs.

Handbook Of Research On Catholic Education

Author: Thomas C. Hunt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313417
Size: 44.66 MB
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The editors believe that the knowledge base that has undergirded Catholic education in the past and underlies Catholic educational practice today merits the attention of scholars and interested parties, both within and outside of the Catholic educational community. Their book offers a wealth of scholarly information on all areas of Catholic education, both school- and parish-based.

Developing Non Hierarchical Leadership On Campus

Author: Charles L. Outcalt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311789
Size: 27.99 MB
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Key figures in the field of non-hierarchical leadership development share their insights on conceptualizing, promoting, and assessing models of leadership based on teamwork, diversity, and service. This volume will be essential for theorists and practitioners in higher education.


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Demystifying Career Paths After Graduate School

Author: Ryuko Kubota
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623960363
Size: 11.52 MB
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This edited book offers concrete information and useful suggestions to graduate students who are seeking employment at institutions of higher education in North America and other parts of the world. This book also targets entrylevel faculty members who are exploring increased participation in professional activities. The book features critical turning points in career trajectories, demystifies hidden institutional structures, and illuminates blind spots that are critical for career success. The authors are scholars from nonnativeEnglishspeaking and/or racially minority backgrounds in the fields of applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages. The firsthand suggestions offered by these authors are also applicable to nonminority professionals and those in other related disciplines. Furthermore, the book assists faculty mentors and administrators to understand the unique challenges and issues faced by minority professionals. Distinctive features of the book are: (1) themebased approach with concrete examples and specific advice; (2) focus on victory narratives of success and strategies rather than victim narratives of struggles; (3) accessible style, and (4) wide range of experiences narrated by both novice and established scholars. This guidebook can be read independently or adopted as a resource book for graduate seminars.

Faculty Of Color In Academe

Author: Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205278497
Size: 22.40 MB
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Key Benefits: Faculty of Color in Academe focuses on inequities based on racial and ethnic differences within the professional workplace in higher education. This book draws on a comprehensive study of African American, Asian, Pacific American, American Indian, and Latino faculty in eight mid-western states. By using both narrative and statistical data, this book provides an in-depth view of the issues surrounding the successful recruitment, retention, and development of faculty of color. Key Topics: The authors attempt to capture and describe some of the similarities and differences experienced by faculty among each of the above mentioned racial/ethnic groups. Includes a comprehensive discussion of what needs to be done in order to achieve diversity in the teaching profession. Market: Scholars, practitioners, and decision-makers will benefit from the information provided in this book.

Beyond The Asterisk

Author: Heather J. Shotton
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579226264
Size: 75.50 MB
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 While the success of higher education and student affairs is predicated on understanding the students we serve, the reality is, where the Native American population is concerned, that this knowledge is generally lacking. This lack may be attributed to this population’s invisibility within the academy – it is often excluded from institutional data and reporting, and frequently noted as not statistically significant – and its relegation to what is referred to as the “American Indian research asterisk.” The purpose of this book is to move beyond the asterisk in an effort to better understand Native students, challenge the status quo, and provide an informed base for leaders in student and academic affairs, and administrators concerned with the success of students on their campuses. The authors of this book share their understanding of Native epistemologies, culture, and social structures, offering student affairs professionals and institutions a richer array of options, resources, and culturally-relevant and inclusive models to better serve this population. The book begins by providing insights into Native student experiences, presenting the first-year experience from a Native perspective, illustrating the role of a Native living/learning community in student retention, and discussing the importance of incorporating culture into student programming for Native students as well as the role of Native fraternities and sororities. The authors then consider administrative issues, such as the importance of outreach to tribal nations, the role of Tribal Colleges and Universities and opportunities for collaborations, and the development of Native American Student Services Units. . The book concludes with recommendations for how institutions can better serve Native students in graduate programs, the role that Indigenous faculty play in student success, and how professional associations can assist student affairs professionals with fulfilling their role of supporting the success of Native American students, staff, and faculty. This book moves beyond the asterisk to provide important insights from Native American higher education leaders and non-Native practitioners who have made Native students a priority in their work. While predominantly addressed to the student affairs profession – providing an understanding of the needs of the Native students it serves, describing the multi-faceted and unique issues, characteristics and experiences of this population, and sharing proven approaches to developing appropriate services – it also covers issues of broader administrative concern, such as collaboration with tribal colleges; as well academic issues, such as graduate and professional education. The book covers new material, as well as expanding on topics previously addressed in the literature, including Native American Greek organizations, incorporating Native culture into student programming, and the role of Native American Special Advisors. The contributors are themselves products of colleges and universities where Native students are too often invisible, and who succeeded despite the odds. Their insights and the examples they provide add richness to this book. It will provide a catalyst for new higher education practices that lead to direct, and increased support for, Native Americans and others who are working to remove the Native American asterisk from research and practice.