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dc.contributor.authorSalazar, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-02T17:17:21Z
dc.date.available2011-07-02T17:17:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-02
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/12868
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative research investigation was designed to understand the transformational learning experiences among Latinas in academia and how these experiences affect their academic experience and teaching styles. Specifically, the following research questions were addressed: (1) How do Latinas that reach a tenure status interpret their journey and experiences within academia? (2) How do they describe organizational culture in which they work and teach? (3) What types of leadership skills do they possess? (4) How do they describe their experiences in relation to their larger community? Latina women that have reached a tenure status are extremely committed to improving the plight of the marginalized, are dedicated to changing the organization, encourage diversity, and promote social change. Despite the challenging journey through academia, the Latina women displayed a resilient attitude, and described the process as truly transformative. Their experiences provided them with skills to subvert sub-oppressive tactics and to challenge the system to instill fair and equitable educational practices. Negative perceptions of women of color in academia continue to prevail and universities continue to reify socially constructed race and gender theories. Diversity programs have a large impact on student outcomes and success but are subject to budget cuts. A review of the admissions criteria and the long-term impact and benefit of diversity programs are recommended, as well as an analysis of the relationships among academic leaders and the impact on educational policy.en_US
dc.subjectorganizationen_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subjectLatinasen_US
dc.subjecttransformationalen_US
dc.subjectmotivationen_US
dc.subjectresilienceen_US
dc.subjecteducational policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshHispanic American women in the professions--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshHispanic American women in the professions--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshWomen in higher education--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers--Tenure--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers--Tenure--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshAchievement motivation in women
dc.titleTransformational Learning Experiences Among Latinas Who Have Attained A Tenure Status in Academiaen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeOrganizational Learning and Intructional Technologyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Division of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learningen_US
dc.description.advisorBoverie, Patricia
dc.description.committee-memberNoll, Bruce
dc.description.committee-memberIbarra, Roberto
dc.description.committee-memberFlores-Duenas, Leila


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