ERIC Number: ED166999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Redress of Grievances.
Davies, Helen C.; Davies, Robert E.
The status of women in higher education, sex discrimination, laws providing protection against sex descrimination, grievance procedures, and difficulties involved in filing complaints are addressed. Empirical evidence is cited that illustrates discrimination against women at the hiring level in the scientific academic community. To substantiate the claim of sex discrimination, it is recommended that evidence be obtained that shows that the number of women hired and promoted at particular levels in a given department is not proportional to the number of women with advanced degrees and appropriate experience in the field. It is claimed that the most satisfactory way to redress a grievance may be to do it privately and internally, but it rarely works. The mechanisms for investigation, appeals and due process, and going to court are discussed. Current trends and practices have not been perceived as equitable by women. Some recent court cases are cited. The Office of the Ombudsman and the faculty grievance procedure at the University of Pennsylvania are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Pennsylvania