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Race and gender in higher education

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Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2014

Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Review of the Book Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts, by A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.)


Does Gender Matter In Black Greek-Lettered Organizations?, Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2013

Does Gender Matter In Black Greek-Lettered Organizations?, Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

This article explores the salience of gender for African Americans in Black Greek-lettered organizations at a predominantly White institution. An emphasis was placed on the social capital that may be gained through historically Black fraternities and sororities as a result of their single-gender structures. A constructivist phenomenological approach guided the study. The study revealed that the women found gender to be important in establishing relationships in sororities, whereas men de-emphasized the role of gender in their fraternity experiences. The article closes with a discussion and implications of the findings and recommendations for future research.


Journals In The Field Of Higher Education: A Racial Analysis, Donald Mitchell Jr., Jamillya Hardley, Darius Jordan, Michael Couch Dec 2013

Journals In The Field Of Higher Education: A Racial Analysis, Donald Mitchell Jr., Jamillya Hardley, Darius Jordan, Michael Couch

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Too often, scholarship regarding the concept of race in the United States is absent from top-tier journals across fields. Yet, at some institutions, faculty, including scholars who explore race, are required to publish in top-tier journals to secure tenure. This article highlights the extent to which journals—of all tiers—within the field of higher education publish articles explicitly highlighting race in the study. The authors used Bray and Major’s (2011) article, “Status of Journals in the Field of Higher Education” as the data source for the sample. Using a systematic approach, the authors surveyed journals in the field ...


An Intersectional Social Capital Analysis Of The Influence Of Historically Black Sororities On African American Women’S College Experiences At A Predominantly White Institution, Lindsay A. Greyerbiehl, Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2013

An Intersectional Social Capital Analysis Of The Influence Of Historically Black Sororities On African American Women’S College Experiences At A Predominantly White Institution, Lindsay A. Greyerbiehl, Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Research exploring the college experiences of African American women at predominantly White institutions (PWI) continues to be a necessity as African American women graduate at lower rates than their racial/ethnic peers. This qualitative study explored the influence historically Black sororities had on the college experiences of African American women at a PWI using an intersectional social capital framework. The study revealed that the women, as Black women, positioned themselves lower than others in terms of social status; they joined historically Black sororities because of family, role models, and mentors; and, building community, academic pressure, and high standards were fostered ...


"Quadruple Consciousness”: A Literature Review And New Theoretical Consideration For Understanding The Experiences Of Black Gay And Bisexual College Men At Predominantly White Institutions, Donald Mitchell Jr., Darris R. Means Dec 2013

"Quadruple Consciousness”: A Literature Review And New Theoretical Consideration For Understanding The Experiences Of Black Gay And Bisexual College Men At Predominantly White Institutions, Donald Mitchell Jr., Darris R. Means

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

This article synthesizes literature on Black gay and bisexual college men and introduces a new theoretical consideration for understanding the experiences of Black gay and bisexual college men at predominantly White institutions building on W. E. B. Du Bois’ (1903/2010) theory of double consciousness and Vivienne Cass’ (1979, 1984) model of sexual identity formation—what the authors consider “quadruple consciousness.” The article closes with recommendations for practice and future research.


Reforming Gendered Tenure Policies In U.S. Higher Education: A Policy Recommendation, Donald Mitchell Jr., Abigail Johnson, Laura Poglitsch Dec 2013

Reforming Gendered Tenure Policies In U.S. Higher Education: A Policy Recommendation, Donald Mitchell Jr., Abigail Johnson, Laura Poglitsch

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Men receive tenure more often than women in United States higher education. One reason may be due to current tenure policies. Within this article, the authors evaluate three policy alternatives—benefits packages targeting women, a three-track tenure process, and support programs—using the evaluative criteria effectiveness, affordability, administrative operability, and political feasibility to determine which alternative might be the best option for decreasing the tenure gap between men and women. Each policy alternative was assessed and ranked based on the outcomes associated with the identified criteria. The authors conclude by recommending the three-track tenure policy and suggesting ways to implement ...


A 20-Year History Of Black Greek-Letter Organization Research And Scholarship, Donald Mitchell Jr., Jazzmin D. Weathers, Michael A. Jones Dec 2012

A 20-Year History Of Black Greek-Letter Organization Research And Scholarship, Donald Mitchell Jr., Jazzmin D. Weathers, Michael A. Jones

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

A 20-year bibliography of Black Greek-Letter organization research and scholarship.


“Bridges To Nowhere”: Rethinking Summer Bridge Programs For Historically Underrepresented Students, Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2012

“Bridges To Nowhere”: Rethinking Summer Bridge Programs For Historically Underrepresented Students, Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

While institutions continue to use and develop summer bridge programs (SBPs), the influences of SBPs remain unclear. The purpose of this current note is to highlight existing literature on SBPs for historically underrepresented students and provide recommendations for building and sustaining successful SBPs.