ERIC Number: ED217769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-21
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Women Faculty at West Chester State College, 1979-1980: Full-time Professional Staff Compared to Student Majors, Degrees Conferred, and Full-Time Equivalent Teaching Faculty. Report Number 1.
Keetz, Mary A.
The status of women faculty at West Chester State College, Pennsylvania in 1979-1980 was examined. The data permit longitudinal comparisons concerning: the distribution of full-time professional staff by rank, division, and sex as related to the national percentages; the number of student majors and degrees conferred by faculty, school, department, and sex; and full-time equivalent teaching faculty. The West Chester State College female faculty exceeded the female national norms for each rank. Female faculty are found in greater numbers on the Faculty of Professional Studies and are noticeably absent in all subdivisions of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and at certain ranks in the Schools of Administration and Public Affairs, Education, Health Sciences, and Music. The male faculty have a greater number of doctorates (52.27 percent) than does the female faculty (32.92 percent). The unequal distribution of women faculty at the college does not always match the available number of women with doctorates in a particular field, and the proportion of female faculty within each department is less than the proportion of female undergraduate majors in all departments except one, nursing. In addition, while 28.6 percent of the faculty is female, only 17.75 percent of the graduate full-time equivalent teaching faculty is female. A review of research examines the national distribution of faculty by rank, sex, and institutional type, and the availability of women with the doctorate. Recommendations include the following: hiring patterns should be examined to corroborate that affirmative action guidelines are being followed, and the campus environment should be studied to determine if it is supportive of women students. Sex distribution data on faculty and students by department are appended, along with a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Departments, Doctoral Degrees, Females, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Faculty, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Males, Sex Differences, Undergraduate Study, Women Faculty
West Chester State College, Institute for Women, West Chester, PA 19380.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA. Inst. for Women.
Identifiers: West Chester State College PA