ERIC Number: ED234707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-1
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Women Faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: A Five Year Progress Report. Final Draft.
Hyer, Patricia; And Others
The status of women faculty members at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is examined. Attention is focused on the progress made by the university over the last 5 years in hiring and promoting women faculty, the representation of women in the administration and university governance, and salaries. Major conclusions are as follows: underrepresentation of women remains a serious problem; no significant progress has been made in increasing the number and proportion of women on the instructional faculty over the last 5 years; underrepresentation is serious at the senior rank; some departments and colleges have attracted women faculty in approximate proportion to their availability in the doctorate pool but many have not; 20 departments have no women faculty; attrition of women at both junior and senior levels is a significant factor impeding steady progress, since dissatisfaction appears to erode institutional loyalty; over the last few years, important administrative positions have been filled by women; and women's salaries in arts and sciences, education, and in the library are more likely to be at the lower end of the salary range, rather than distributed evenly around the male average; and the lack of accessible information on outcomes of decision-making in faculty issues is a problem. Supporting data are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Administrator Selection, Departments, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Recruitment, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Personnel Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, State Universities, Teacher Salaries, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Women's Network of Virginia Tech. Univ., Blacksburg.
Identifiers: Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ