Toxic Ivory Towers : The Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Minority Faculty / Ruth Enid Zambrana.
- New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 
1 online resource (310 p.) : 3 figures, 16 tables, 1 chart,
- Local subjects:
under represented minority.
- In English.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- Toxic Ivory Towers seeks to document the professional work experiences of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in U.S. higher education, and simultaneously address the social and economic inequalities in their life course trajectory. Ruth Enid Zambrana finds that despite the changing demographics of the nation, the percentages of Black and Hispanic faculty have increased only slightly, while the percentages obtaining tenure and earning promotion to full professor have remained relatively stagnant. Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to take a look at the institutional factors impacting the ability of URM faculty to be successful at their jobs, and to flourish in academia. The book captures not only how various dimensions of identity inequality are expressed in the academy and how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of URM faculty, but also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution to increase rates of retention and promotion so URM faculty can thrive.
1. Where Is the Diversity? The Importance of the Domestic Talent Pool in Elite Higher Education Institutions
2. The History and Importance of the Inclusion of Historically Underrepresented Faculty in the Academy
3. The Academy as a Site of Intellectual Determinism
4. Mentoring: Institutions Applying a Solution without Acknowledging the Problem
5. Unwelcoming Climates: The Costs of Balancing Belonging and Inequality
6. Work- Family Balance: The Quandary of URM Professionals
7. The Intersection of Hiring, Appointment, Tenure, and Promotion: Is It Possible to Survive and Thrive?
8. Workplace Stress: Impact on Well- Being and Academic Career Path
9. Does Gender Matter?
10. Creating a Sense of Belonging for URMs in the Academy
Appendix A: Self- Administered Web- Based Survey
Appendix B: Sample Individual and Group Interview Questions
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
- De Gruyter.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.36019/9780813593012 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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