Women scholars are underrepresented in faculty governance positions in the university settings. This initial descriptive study described the successes and challenges faced by eight (n = 8) women of color in current or former governance roles in California universities. A semi-structured interview schedule was administered that focused on their perceptions in the three areas: competence, confidence and credibility. The findings were analyzed and implications as well as recommendations for further research were made.
Noni Mendoza Reis and Mei-Yan Lu. "Why Are There so Few of Us? Counterstories from Women of Color in Faculty Governance Roles" Faculty Publications 20.1 (2010): 61-97.