ERIC Number: ED217434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Women in Educational Communications: Profile of CASE Members, 1982.
VanSlyke, Judy Kulstad
A survey of members of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) was conducted to create a profile of members working at educational institutions in fundraising and institutional advancement, and to compare the profile of female practitioners with that of male practitioners. Of the 928 respondents, 61% were male and 39% were female. The typical practitioner was a white male under 40 years of age, who was a director or manager with a bachelor's degree and had been employed in the field of institutional advancement for 5 years or less. His primary job responsibility was in the area of fundraising, including setting fundraising policies, writing related literature, organizing volunteers, and cultivating and soliciting major gifts to the institution. Women in the same field were outnumbered by men in almost all job title categories, only 2 female respondents had the title of president or chancellor at an educational institution (compared with 21 men), and more women than men worked in low-level positions. Women also were more likely than men to have as their primary responsibility the writing or editing of periodicals or other publications. Women were usually younger than the male members, and male respondents' mean annual salary was over $8,000 more than the female mean annual salary. While the above differences are plausible explanations of discrepancies in salaries between men and women, they do not explain why women are being paid less than men, apparently independent of their other qualifications. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (65th, Athens, OH, July 25-28, 1982).