ERIC Number: ED166798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Political and Programmatic Impact of Affirmative Action Policy: The Case of Title IX.
Bird, Patrick J.
Title IX legislation has had a widespread impact on institutions of higher education. Similar laws and regulations preceding Title IX include Executive Order 11246, the Comprehensive Health Manpower and Nurse Training Act, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. The pervasive influence of Title IX is indicated in its provisions concerning admissions, recruiting, and programs and activities such as course offerings, counseling, financial assistance, and athletics. To comply with Title IX, an institution must evaluate its current policies, appoint a compliance officer, establish grievance procedures, and notify all interested parties that it does not discriminate. During the development of Title IX regulations, several suggested requirements were supported by the Women's Equity Action League and Representative Bella Abzug and opposed by other organizations. These requirements concerned textbooks, single-sex courses and scholarships, part-time employee fringe benefits, retirement plans, and maternity leaves. The two suggestions incorporated were single-sex courses and maternity leaves. The magnitude of Title IX coverage presents serious questions concerning administration, finance, implementation, and enforcement. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Political Influences, Political Issues, Politics, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Retirement Benefits, Sex Fairness
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309