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Retention And Persistence Through The Lens Of Four Black Women Community College Students, Glennda M. Bivens Jan 2016

Retention And Persistence Through The Lens Of Four Black Women Community College Students, Glennda M. Bivens

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on how four Black women described their retention and persistence; how institutional retention efforts support or hinder Black women’s perceptions of their ability to persist; and how institutional programs, processes, and policies can be transformed to support the retention and persistence of Black women attending community college. In 2012, 38 percent of Black women in college were enrolled in community colleges, 60 percent were over the age of 25, and 65.3 percent were considered low income.

Although there has been extensive research conducted on retention and persistence broadly, only two studies were identified that focused ...


The Middle Of Somewhere: An Exploration Of Rural Women, Communities Of Place, And College-Going, Kathleen Erin Gillon Jan 2015

The Middle Of Somewhere: An Exploration Of Rural Women, Communities Of Place, And College-Going, Kathleen Erin Gillon

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It has been well documented that rural students attend college at a rate lower than urban students as well as below the national average, despite the fact that rural students tend to graduate from high school at a higher rate than students in urban schools. Previous scholarship has attributed this post-secondary educational pattern to individual factors such as student aspirations and attainment as well as cultural and social capital at the familial level. Less attention has been given to the role of community context and the capital present at the community level in shaping rural student’s college-going practices and ...


Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley Jan 2013

Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Negative body image is pervasive among traditional, college-age women and takes a heavy toll on women's economic, personal, and political lives. Previous research has indicated that a large percentage of women hold negative views of their body. Women embarking on higher education are not exempt from these negative views. Conversely, college can pose challenges for women as they attempt to negotiate their academic, public, and personal identities.

While existing literature has provided insight regarding body-image issues among traditional-aged college women, little attention has been focused on the protective factors influencing body image. Addressing dissatisfaction with body image and identifying ...


Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington Jan 2013

Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The time has come to tell the stories of women who have served as president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). This qualitative study focused on three of the eleven women who were elected to this prestigious position. While there is a plethora of research about women in leadership positions, including those in academics, there is a paucity of information about women who have served as president of this specific association. This research includes stories of these women and provides information about their family backgrounds, career paths, personal and professional mentors, and defining moments they ...


Exploring Women Community College Natural Scientists' Personal Experience Narratives Through A Subjectivist Lens, Nancy Anne Woods Jan 2010

Exploring Women Community College Natural Scientists' Personal Experience Narratives Through A Subjectivist Lens, Nancy Anne Woods

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The thrust in education today is to encourage young women to enter nontraditional fields of study such as chemistry, physics, and biology. In order to better prepare the next generation of women scientists, then, we should examine the experiences of women participants already working within these areas. We can learn from their experiences. What motivated them toward science? What influenced them to become teachers? What brought them to the community college? If the premise is that we want more women involved in science, then one way to understand how to entice women into science would be to research those who ...


Leadership, Loss, And Healing: A Study Of Women Community College Leaders Who Left The Presidency, Robin Kathryn Shaffer Lilienthal Jan 2009

Leadership, Loss, And Healing: A Study Of Women Community College Leaders Who Left The Presidency, Robin Kathryn Shaffer Lilienthal

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to extend research on female community college presidents by (a) describing and examining the experiences of women who have experienced difficult leadership positions that resulted in departures from community college presidencies; and (b) exploring how these women have made meaning from this experience. Three female community college presidents who had experienced a difficult leadership experience that resulted in leaving the presidency were interviewed to learn about how they viewed their leadership experiences, described what they had learned about leadership, explained about presidential relationships with governing boards, and constructed meaning as a result of ...


Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski Mar 2008

Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski

Office of the Provost Reports

This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments at ISU during 2006-2007. The report also reviews some of the activities within the departments aimed at enhancing workplace climate and improving recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse faculty that have been inspired and informed by the CT Project. These activities are funded by a 5 year grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, which is designed to create an infrastructure for transforming ...