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The Doors of Perception: Unlocking Hispanic Access to Higher Education Faculty Positions in New Mexico

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The Doors of Perception: Unlocking Hispanic Access to Higher Education Faculty Positions in New Mexico

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Title: The Doors of Perception: Unlocking Hispanic Access to Higher Education Faculty Positions in New Mexico
Author: Sanchez, David
Advisor(s): Borden, Allison
Committee Member(s): Florez, Viola
Winograd, Peter
Jeronimo, Dominguez
Department: University of New Mexico. Division of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning
Subject(s): Hispanic Faculty
Cultural Capital
Cultural Density
Cultural Fluidity
Minority
LC Subject(s): Hispanic American college teachers
Hispanic Americans -- Education (Higher)
Degree Level: Doctoral
Abstract: This study investigates the perceptions of Hispanic tenure track faculty in New Mexico regarding their educational experiences, family background, and life experiences that empowered them to become professors. It is a qualitative study in which Hispanic tenure and/or tenure track faculty were interviewed. This study identifies institutional, group, and individual barriers to minority faculty positions in academia as well as assets that can be attributed to success. The literature review identifies barriers and assets in detail and provides extensive documentation regarding the continual difficulties that institutions of higher education have in diversifying the faculty. A conceptual model, entitled the Doors of Perception, was developed, and the lenses of cultural density, cultural capital, and cultural fluidity are used to conceptualize the experiences of Hispanic faculty who are from high-density cultural environments and who attended high-density minority schools.
Graduation Date: May 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20873

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