ERIC Number: ED172876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Collected Papers: Educational Equity Issues in Community Colleges.
Gross, Carol J., Ed.
Three papers focus on problems of women in higher education. The lead article by Janice Brandstrom presents a model plan to recruit and retain more women in non-traditional vocational programs, and to assist women in obtaining related employment after completion. It describes a five-phase Career Development Program including suggestions for recruiting activities, courses and programs, counseling and support services, and job placement programs. Carol Gross reports enrollment data in terms of unduplicated headcounts for fall 1971 and 1976 for 13 Oregon community colleges. Following nationwide trends, female enrollment increased--from 48% of the total in 1971 to 56% in 1976. The percentage of females over 24 years of age increased from 33% to 58%. Helen Remick describes personnel audits conducted for Higher Education Personnel (HEP) and State Department of Personnel (DOP) positions in Washington in 1973 to establish comparable salaries for comparable jobs. The results presented are for HEP only and indicate that "women's" jobs (those where at least 70% of persons holding the job are female) did not receive compensation in the same manner as "men's" jobs (where at least 70% of persons holding the job are male). At the lowest level, women received $150 less per month; at the highest level, the difference was about $400 per month. The salaries of "women's" jobs averaged 75% of those of "men's." (DR)
Descriptors: Age, Community Colleges, Employed Women, Employment Statistics, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Personnel Policy, Salaries, School Holding Power, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Education Development Center/Women's Educational Equity Act Program Distribution Center, 39 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Northwest Women Studies Resource Bank.