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Community College Institutional Commitment to Establishing Racially Diverse Learning Environments: A Western Pennsylvania Case Study.

Quarterman, Antonio M (2017) Community College Institutional Commitment to Establishing Racially Diverse Learning Environments: A Western Pennsylvania Case Study. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

This study examines the level of commitment to diversity and inclusion at a large, multi-campus, urban community college in Western Pennsylvania. Using the institutional dimensions of the Multi-contextual Model for Diverse Learning Environments framework, this study identified strengths and challenges of the study institution. Using semi-structured interviews and document analysis, this study found that the institution’s strengths were its hiring and search processes; the compositional diversity in students, staff, administrators, and full-time faculty; the presences of support mechanisms; diversity conscious strategic decision making; and diversity in curriculum. Challenges identified for the institution were student of color enrollment management; hiring process inconsistencies; diversity considerations in tenure; and the lack of resources allocated for diversity and inclusion initiatives. Recommendations were made to help the institution strengthen its commitment to facilitating diverse and inclusive environments.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Quarterman, Antonio Maquarterman@pitt.eduamq80000-0001-6889-8839
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGarcia, Ginaggarcia@pitt.eduggarcia
Committee MemberSutin, Stewartssutin@pitt.edussutin
Committee MemberHart, Rahmonrhart@theriverscasino.com
Date: 11 July 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 25 April 2017
Approval Date: 11 July 2017
Submission Date: 11 July 2017
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 71
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity; Inclusion; Multicontextual Model for Diverse Learning Environments; Community College
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 13:06
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 13:06
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32739

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