ERIC Number: ED252169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Sex Discrimination Law in Higher Education: The Lessons of the Past Decade. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Research Report No. 4, 1984.
Lindgren, J. Ralph; And Others
The obligations of colleges and universities under existing laws prohibiting sex discrimination are discussed. Attention is directed to developments in the law relating to sex discrimination against employees and against students in colleges and universities, and practical and cost-efficient strategies for complying with the law. The pertinent laws on sex discrimination against employees, job applicants, and students are cited. The employee-related laws address hiring, retention, promotion, tenure, salary and fringe benefits, sexual harassment, and affirmative action practices for government contracts. Judicial decisions are based on the prima facie case, rebuttal, pretext, and the discovery of confidential faculty evaluations. The laws on sex discrimination against students address practices in admissions, tuition rates, financial aid, sexual harassment, student organizations, student services, housing and parietal rules, and athletics. Three strategies for compliance are: (1) carefully selecting and training key academic and administrative personnel, including faculty who serve on review and search committees; (2) implementing a management control system; and (3) securing indemnification against losses suffered as a result of unintentional discrimination. (SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Personnel Policy, School Personnel, Sex Discrimination, State Legislation, Student Rights
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Equal Pay Act 1963; Executive Order 11246; Fourteenth Amendment; Title IX Education Amendments 1972