Building Bridges For Women Of Color In Higher Education

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This work is designed to create a forum for synthesizing collective voices from women of color in academia. It will serve as a professional development tool for academicians, both embarking upon and maintaining careers in higher education. Filled with dynamic women of color sharing one of their most valuable resources, their experience, the authors mentor the reader by discussing practical lessons and mapping career path strategies.

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Overview

This work is designed to create a forum for synthesizing collective voices from women of color in academia. It will serve as a professional development tool for academicians, both embarking upon and maintaining careers in higher education. Filled with dynamic women of color sharing one of their most valuable resources, their experience, the authors mentor the reader by discussing practical lessons and mapping career path strategies.

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Sex Roles: A Journal of Research
Chonchita Battle and Chontrese Doswell's Building Bridges for Women of Color in Higher Education: A Practical Guide for Success (2004) is a 261-page compilation of both sensitively developed anecdotal stories of professional journeys and survey results that address Women of Color within the upper levels of administration and those with tenure-track academic appointments... I consider this text a must-read for three general populations: all current administrators in higher education, Women of Color who are currently administrators and/or hold tenure-track academic appointments, and those who aspire to academic appointments and/or the position of presidency and/or other upper levels of administration... the book is excellent and an easy read. The journey to success will continue to be fraught with difficulty and challenge as all worthwhile adventures are, however, I believe it will be much easier with this text in one's professional library.
— Robbie J. Steward
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research - Robbie J. Steward
Chonchita Battle and Chontrese Doswell's Building Bridges for Women of Color in Higher Education: A Practical Guide for Success (2004) is a 261-page compilation of both sensitively developed anecdotal stories of professional journeys and survey results that address Women of Color within the upper levels of administration and those with tenure-track academic appointments... I consider this text a must-read for three general populations: all current administrators in higher education, Women of Color who are currently administrators and/or hold tenure-track academic appointments, and those who aspire to academic appointments and/or the position of presidency and/or other upper levels of administration... the book is excellent and an easy read. The journey to success will continue to be fraught with difficulty and challenge as all worthwhile adventures are, however, I believe it will be much easier with this text in one's professional library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761827856
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Conchita Y. Battle earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Director of the Advising Resource Center/EOP at California State University, Northridge and serves on the California Library Board. Chontrese M. Doswell holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Howard University, Washington, DC. She is Director of the Office of Graduate Recruitment, Retention and Diversity in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Charts Chapter 3 Foreword Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Introduction: Building Bridges Chapter 6 Road to the Presidency: Women of Color Assuming Leadership Roles in the Academy: African-American Female College Presidents' Career Paths; The Road Less Traveled; From Sorrow Valley to the Presidency; The Accidental Presidency; Road to the Presidenc Chapter 7 Climatizing Faculty and Administrative Roles: Exploring the Nuances of Minority Serving Institutions and Predominately White Institutions: Black for 31 Years: Nuances; Perceptions of Minority Women Employed by a State System of Higher Education; Bur Chapter 8 The Department Chair Dichotomy: Balancing Faculty and Administration: Confessions of an Acting Chair; In the Middle of the Vanguard: Women of Color Bridging Roles as Faculty; The Challenges of Chairing the Academic Department Chapter 9 Wading in the Water: Negotiating the Tenure Process: The Slippery Slope of Student Evaluations for Back Women Faculty; Negotiating the Tenure Process; Lessons from African American Faculty Women: Practical Strategies to Securing Tenure; Finding Calm Chapter 10 Putting Our Words to Practice: Using Competitive Strategic Planning to Guide You on the Higher Education Ladder of Success Chapter 11 Conclusion: Coming Together to Build this Bridge Chapter 12 Tables Chapter 13 Charts Chapter 14 Appendix 1: Resources and Conference Information Chapter 15 Appendix 2: Road to the Presidency Chapter 16 Appendix 3: Women of Color Presidents [Past and Present] Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 Contributors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2010

    Excellent book

    Very practical

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