How to Survive and Thrive in Academia (2009)

ABSTRACT: This qualitative study investigated the survival and coping strategies employed by 17 faculty of color teaching in counseling programs across the United States. Results indicated that for participants, the meaning of survival extends beyond the ability to meet expectations for tenure and promotion and achieve professional longevity. Survival entails engaging in a variety of actions that allow them to withstand and rise above the damaging effects of microaggressions. Framed as conscious strategies, individual actions become collective acts of resistance against racism and other forms of discrimination. Implications for multicultural faculty development are discussed.

Salazar, C.F.(2009) Strategies to survive and thrive in Academia: The collective voices of Counseling faculty of color. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, (31) 181-198.

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