ERIC Number: ED253183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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A Comparison of Males and Females in Higher Education Administration.
Faulwell, Margaret L.; Gordon, Milton A.
Differences between men and women college administrators were assessed, based on a 1983 survey of the American Conference of Academic Deans. Responses were obtained from 238 male and 68 female administrators, which represented about 90 percent of the total 1983 Conference membership. The responses differed significantly on questions concerning salary, type of institution, level of position, and number of years in higher education administration. Only 25.2 percent of the males had a salary less than $35,000, compared to 53.8 percent of the females. While 25.6 percent of the males earned over $50,000, only 6 percent of the females did. Female administrators were more likely than male administrators to work at small private institutions. Slightly over 29 percent of the males, compared to almost 12 percent of the females, were employed at public institutions. A greater percentage of males than females were employed in larger institutions: 66.2 percent of female administrators were at institutions with under 100 faculty, and no females worked at institutions with more than 15,000 students. Compared to males, females tended to be younger and to have occupied their present position for fewer years, and they also held a greater percentage of positions at the assistant and associate levels. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Age Differences, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Employment Experience, Females, Higher Education, Males, Private Colleges, Salary Wage Differentials, School Size, Sex Differences, Small Colleges, State Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Women Administrators