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An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin Dec 2009

An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although ambiguity exists regarding how states must respond to the mandates of Fordice to dismantle dual systems of education in previously segregated states, several scholars note Fordice should manifest itself in the enhancement of public Black colleges. Responding to Fordice, the state of Maryland entered into an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to make its Black colleges comparable with their White counterparts. While Maryland claims that it has satisfied its agreement with OCR, findings of this study challenge this assertion. Data from AAUP, University System of Maryland [USM], and the Morgan State Office of Institutional research show ...


Theory Meets Practice: Hbcu Initiatives That Promote Academic Success Among African Americans In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Ryan J. Davis, Tiffany Thompson Dec 2009

Theory Meets Practice: Hbcu Initiatives That Promote Academic Success Among African Americans In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Ryan J. Davis, Tiffany Thompson

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

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Another Strategy Toward Retention: Using Counseling Techniques To Help Black Faculty Succeed In The Academy, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Sharon L. Holmes,Phd Dec 2009

Another Strategy Toward Retention: Using Counseling Techniques To Help Black Faculty Succeed In The Academy, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Sharon L. Holmes,Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Retaining African American faculty at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) remains an issue of focus and concern. While researchers have investigated the institutional climate, mentorship, and social capital and their relationship with fostering a supportive campus environment for African American faculty, a dearth of research has used the counseling literature to discuss coping strategies that African American faculty can use to enhance their experiences and increase their success. The purpose of this essay is to focus on the relationship between cognitive interpretation and emotional and behavioral outcomes through rationale emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), the positive self-talk of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT ...


Investigating Black Students’ Disinclination To Consider And Attend Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba,Phd, John M. Lee, Phd Dec 2009

Investigating Black Students’ Disinclination To Consider And Attend Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba,Phd, John M. Lee, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Research on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has documented the positive impact of these institutions on Black students. Such research has shown that Blacks experience positive academic and social outcomes and a disproportionate number of students who graduate from HBCUs attend graduate or professional schools. Notwithstanding, over the years, there has been an increase in the number of Blacks attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) over HBCUs. While research has provided insight into the reasons Black students attend HBCUs and PWIs, limited empirical research has documented their rationale for not considering and attending HBCUs. To this end, this qualitative study ...


Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload: Maryland’S Historically Black And Predominately White Institutions, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Kimberly A. Griffin, Phd Dec 2009

Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload: Maryland’S Historically Black And Predominately White Institutions, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Kimberly A. Griffin, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although ambiguity exists regarding how states must respond to the mandates of Fordice to dismantle dual systems of education in previously segregated states, several scholars note Fordice should manifest itself in the enhancement of public Black colleges. Responding to Fordice, the state of Maryland entered into an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to make its Black colleges comparable with their White counterparts. While Maryland claims that it has satisfied its agreement with OCR, findings of this study challenge this assertion. Data from AAUP, University System of Maryland [USM], and he Morgan State Office of Institutional research show ...


The Impact Of Social Capital On Promoting The Success Of African American Faculty, Robert T. Palmer, Phd Dec 2009

The Impact Of Social Capital On Promoting The Success Of African American Faculty, Robert T. Palmer, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the impact of social capital on helping African Americans succeed in the academy. Social capital examines ways in which some individuals are privileged because of their membership in a social network. This chapter will largely be auto-ethnographic, drawing from my personal experiences, integrated with the appropriate bodies of literature. The goal of this chapter is to provide an effective strategy for promoting the success of African Americans in the academy


A Nation At Risk: Increasing College Participation And Persistence Among African American Males To Stimulate U. S. Global Competitiveness., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, James L. Moore, Phd, Adriel A. Hilton, Phd Dec 2009

A Nation At Risk: Increasing College Participation And Persistence Among African American Males To Stimulate U. S. Global Competitiveness., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, James L. Moore, Phd, Adriel A. Hilton, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Today’s knowledge-based, global commerce requires continuous investment in human capital through post-secondary education for countries to be fiercely competitive. Countries, such as China and India, are experiencing growth in the number of people participating in post-secondary education, the United States has fallen behind. While America needs to focus on increasing college access and degree completion among underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), educators and policymakers assert that this is particularly important for African American males. Increasing matriculation and graduation rates for African Americans is not only a matter of equity, but in the context ...


The Perceived Elimination Of Affirmative Action And The Strengthening Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Robert T. Palmer, Phd Dec 2009

The Perceived Elimination Of Affirmative Action And The Strengthening Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Robert T. Palmer, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Researchers have asserted that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have theoretically emerged from a social contract between emancipated Blacks and America. Although these institutions have facilitated access to higher education, they have been neglected and underfunded compared to their historically White counterparts. Notwithstanding their significance, fewer African Americans are accessing these institutions, prompted by governmental initiatives, such as financial aid, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and affirmative action. As affirmative action seems to face demise, a mass of Black students may rely on HBCUs to access higher education. As such, HBCUs should advocate for funding equity to better ...


The Impact Of Postsecondary Remediation On African American Students: A Review Of Research., Ryan J. Davis, Robert T. Palmer Dec 2009

The Impact Of Postsecondary Remediation On African American Students: A Review Of Research., Ryan J. Davis, Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The role of remediation in higher education has generated much debate over the last two decades. While states have enacted policies that reduced or eliminated postsecondary remediation, many policy actors and analysts have not completely acknowledged the ways in which remediation affects college access and success for African American students. This review of research first explains why African American students are disproportionately underprepared for college-level work. Then, the authors summarize the debates concerning the role of remediation in higher education, synthesize the research on the effectiveness of postsecondary remediation, and discuss major and recent policy enactments. They draw implications for ...


Popularizing Achievement: The Role Of An Hbcu In Supporting Academic Success For Underprepared Black Males, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd Dec 2009

Popularizing Achievement: The Role Of An Hbcu In Supporting Academic Success For Underprepared Black Males, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Both predominantly White institutions (PWIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are experiencing low academic persistence rates among Black males. While researchers have focused on factors facilitating the retention and persistence for Black males at PWIs, a paucity of contemporary research has focused on the academic and social experiences of Black males at HBCUs. We used in-depth interview methods to investigate the academic and social experiences of 11 Black males, who entered a public HBCU through its remedial or developmental studies program and persisted to graduation. Although several themes emerged from this study, special attention was placed on the ...