ERIC Number: ED162572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women in Higher Education Administration.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Two papers are presented that examine the barriers to women in academic decision making and identify a variety of effective strategies for improving the status of women in higher education administration. "Strategies for Advancing Women in Higher Education Administration," by Garry D. Hays, proposes that commitment to increasing the number of women in administrative positions should be demonstrated by example and through operating procedures. Affirmative hiring goals, search procedures, communication, and development programs are discussed. Formal and informal ways that institutions can help women acquire experiences that prepare them for higher level positions are outlined, and suggestions that can assist women candidates as they seek higher level positions are offered. "Career Development Women in Academic Administration: The Role of Training," by Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Margaret J. Wheatley, examines training programs as a strategy for advancing women in higher education administration and as a context of what can be learned about career issues of women and changing career structures for administrators. Conclusions are based on discussion with the directors of five Carnegie-sponsored training programs, 180 questionnaires returned by program participants, 30 personal interviews with program participants, interviews with 25 key senior administrators from campuses around the country, a literature review, and conversations with directors of programs concerned with improving the status of women. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Administrators, Affirmative Action, Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, College Administration, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Personnel Policy, Professional Training, Sex Discrimination, Status
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Identifiers: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Paper number one was presented to the Bryn Mawr/HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration (July 1978); Paper number two is a summary of a report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York