ERIC Number: ED196336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Re-entry Women and Graduate School. Field Evaluation Draft.
Problems and barriers women often face when re-entering the educational system at the graduate level are identified, and ways in which institutions can be more responsive to the needs of re-entry students are suggested. A wide range of possible actions is included so that institutions can pursue those most appropriate to their individual circumstances. The following areas are covered: admissions, part-time study, financial aid, support systems, career planning, and improving the employment prospects of women with graduate degrees. Among the admission barriers are little effort to recruit women candidates, requiring courses as prerequisites that have only been offered in the last few years, placing limits on the age of credits accepted, changing graduation requirements, requiring letters of recommendation, the current grade inflation trend, and attitudes of interviewers. Other barriers are that most financial aid is directed to full-time students, and these students face difficulties because of residency requirements (number of courses taken), class scheduling, and lack of access to school services. Once the re-entry student has gained admission, there is a need for encouragement throughout graduate study and an appropriate entry-level position upon graduation. An annotated bibliography and information on Title IX of the Education Amendments, the Public Health Service Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 are included. A field evaluation questionnaire for the assessment of this paper is attached. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Career Planning, College Admission, Employment Potential, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Reentry Students, Sex Discrimination, Student College Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Womens Education
Women's Re-entry Project, Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 324-327.