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Women of color face unique challenges and barriers in higher education due to longstanding bias that directly impacts how objectivity, meritocracy, individuality, and experiential knowledge are viewed and assessed. In Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom, Vargas discussed the challenges women of color face in pursuit of faculty positions in higher education. This essay highlights similarities to, and provides examples of, comparable challenges for women of color in pursuit of management and executive positions in institutions of higher education. It also makes specific recommendations regarding current practices in the hiring process of one state university.

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2016

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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

Women of Color in Higher Education: Challenges in the Hiring Process for Prospective Administrators

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