Organizational Culture and University Responses to Parenting Students: A Case Study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith Gringle (Creator)
Tracy R. Nichols, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This case study examines implications of a university’s culture on advocating for supportive policies and programs for parenting students. Four themes illuminated several key tensions within the institution that affected support for parenting students: the lack of formal policy, an emphasis on faculty practices around accommodations, concerns about differential treatment, and the problematization of parenting students. Findings are used to suggest future avenues for investigation and advocacy strategies that incorporate organizational culture.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
Parenting students, Support services, Organizational culture, College students, Parenting

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