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An examination of institutional profiles and attitudes of music faculty in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) in Virginia

Graham, Kalem (2014) An examination of institutional profiles and attitudes of music faculty in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) in Virginia. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been around since the 1800’s. Most of the literature written about HBCUs pertains to the schools as a whole. There is not a significant amount of literature written about HBCU music programs. HBCUs and their rich heritage of historical research and music did not become a topic of scholarly discussion until the 1970s. Most of the scholarly materials written about HBCUs are of histories of band programs. There were no significant findings on anything else that the HBCU has done musically. The purpose of this study was to look at the faculty of HBCUs in Virginia and determine their levels of educational attainment, where they attained their degrees, their ethnicity, how long they have been teaching at their respective institutions, their faculty rank, and the level of satisfaction with the institution they attained their degrees from. The data gained from the study was compared to specific peer institutions of the public HBCUs as determined by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). The study sought to find out whether HCBUs in Virginia are taught predominantly or exclusively by Black instructors, whether the faculty members themselves graduated from an HBCU, whether the majority of the faculty members are tenured, and whether the majority of the faculty members have terminal degrees. The study found that the majority of the music faculty members at the HBCUs in Virginia are Black or African American and graduated from an HBCU. Most of the faculty members did have tenure and also have terminal degrees. The music faculties at the five HBCU test schools were very similar to their peer institutions labeled by SCHEV.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Elizabeth McCormick
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 16:16
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/179

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