Williams, B. N., & Williams, S. M. (2006). Perceptions of african american male junior faculty on promotion and tenure: Implications for community building and social capital. Teachers College Record, 108(2), 287-315.
A qualitative online individual interviewing approach was used to explore the perceptions of 32 African American male junior faculty at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) on how to improve support systems and structures to navigate promotion and tenure. The findings from this study revealed that, beyond the political and financial capital needed to build, support, and maintain institutions of higher education, social (campus) capital is needed to further develop gemeinschaft campus communities and the development of all its members. Hence, an approach more centered on (academic) community building is suggested to better foster the sense of ownership and belonging for African American male junior faculty and other faculty of color. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
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