ERIC Number: ED057714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
This carefully prepared document contains seven chapters: Women at Harvard: the Present Situation in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Career Patterns and Academic Commitment, Women on the Faculty, Women in the Graduate School, A Note on Undergraduate Life, University Services, and a Summary of Proposals. Several of the sources for this work include: open hearings, detailed inquiries to department chairmen, interviews with faculty women, questionnaires to past and present graduate students and several University offices. The first chapter details the past and current standing of women faculty and students at Harvard. The absence of women on the faculty, their concentration in off-ladder positions, and their general feelings of isolation are the three most notable areas of concern. For women graduate students, although the statistics show a pattern of equitable treatment, the questionnaires reveal women students do encounter prejudice. Chapter two explores career patterns in terms of both social roles and institutional structure. Chapters three and four specify explicit recommendations for reforms relating to faculty and graduate students. Chapter five explores the implications the Committee's work should have on undergraduate education. Day care and health care are the major focal points in Chapter six. Chapter seven contains a summary of 24 proposals that evolved from the Committee's work. Supporting data appear in the appendices. (LR)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Faculty of Arts and Sciences.