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Diversity: Policies and practices of recruitment that affect African -American males in a community college district


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Due to a dramatic change in demographics in the 21st century, California will become the most ethnically and racially diverse state in the nation (California Community Colleges, 2002). In the quest to achieve staff diversity, less than 5 percent of all college professors in this country are African-American (Robinson III, 1998). This mixed methods study analyzed policy and practices that affect African-American males. Theoretical perspectives of male marginality provided the context for understanding the hiring process of African-American males as faculty in predominantly white institutions. African-American males faced with limited hiring opportunities, may be doomed to conditions of marginality and irrelevance in our society (Office of Minorities, 2002).

The mixed methods study analyzed the attitudes of full-time faculty members at three community colleges in regard to the hiring policies and practices of the Community College District. Approximately 15.6 percent of full-time faculty believed that we live in a color-blind society. Approximately 52.03 percent of full-time faculty who served on screening committees indicated that they never recommended an African-American male for employment.

Efforts to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and to diversify community colleges with African-American males are essential in order to achieve faculty diversity. Past studies indicated that without a significant increase in recruitment of African-American males, faculty diversity is an unrealistic goal (Conceptual Shift, 1997).

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher education;
Community colleges;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology;
African Americans
Classification
0745: Higher education
0275: Community colleges
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
0325: African Americans
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; African-American; Community college; Diversity; Men; Recruitment
Title
Diversity: Policies and practices of recruitment that affect African -American males in a community college district
Author
Porter, Gordon R.
Number of pages
220
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542287732, 0542287730
Advisor
Dlugosh, Larry L.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3186876
ProQuest document ID
305430236
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305430236
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