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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Acculturation journeys of international faculty: A narrative qualitative study at two Midwest research universities
by Howe, John M., Ph.D., Indiana University, 2011, 213; 3449557
Abstract (Summary)

Despite the growing presence in and contribution to American academe by international faculty, little is known about how this vital population acculturates into their new surroundings. The purpose of this study is to examine the lived experiences of international faculty with shared visa types (H-1B specialty visas) in tenure track positions at two Midwest research institutions in order to determine how they make meaning of their new scholarly roles within American tertiary institutions of higher education. Eleven international faculty participants from two research universities were interviewed throughout the course of the 2009-2010 academic year as part of this qualitative research study. A master narrative of shared faculty experience, the product of these international faculty interviews, demonstrates that faculty members receiving institutional support in their professional and personal transition are more successfully integrated into their academic communities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chism, Nancy V. N.
Commitee: Hossler, Don, Ross, Heidi A., Viers, Christopher J.
School: Indiana University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 72/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Multicultural Education, Higher education
Keywords: Acculturation, Faculty socialization, Higher education, International faculty, Research universities
Publication Number: 3449557
ISBN: 978-1-124-57002-0
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