ERIC Number: ED212184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Technical Manual for the Institutional Self-Study Guide on Sex Equity.
Technical information about the Institutional Self-Study Guide (ISSG) on Sex Equity, which was developed to help postsecondary educational institutions change to achieve sex equity, is presented. The ISSG was developed for three audiences: chief executives of colleges and universities, regional accreditation agencies, and women and their advocates on campuses and in professional associations. The empirical development of the ISSG began with the collection of critical incidents that illustrate discrimination against or in favor of women or especially equitable treatment. Critical incidents were collected from: a literature review; a review of legal precedents; a study of complementary efforts taking place elsewhere; interviews with more than 200 observers knowledgeable about the treatment of women as students and employees in postsecondary institutions; and a mail survey to which more than 100 other knowledgeable observers responded. Information is presented on the inductive development of categories and items, a field test of the draft self-study guide, and reactions to the self-study guide as a tool for voluntary self-assessment. Findings from the field test of the draft ISSG, which is appended, are presented that pertain to: conditions, policies, and practices affecting sex equity for students, faculty, and staff; and the social-educational climate affecting these groups. The final derived set of categories and a summary of the perceived inequities are presented, along with a summary of the item content, principles underlying the items, and examples from the critical incident study. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Students, Critical Incidents Method, Employment Practices, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Personnel Policy, Research Design, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Women Faculty, Womens Education
American Institutes for Research in Behavioral Sciences, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC. Inst. for Neighborhood Initiatives.