ERIC Number: ED254181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Changes in the Status of Women Faculty and Administrators in Higher Education since 1972.
Changes during 1972-1984 in the status of women faculty and administrators in higher education are examined, based on a literature review. While the proportion of women faculty has increased, women still are concentrated in a small number of fields, including English, foreign languages, nursing, home economics, fine arts, and library science. The proportion of women is least at universities, greater at four-year colleges, and greatest at two-year colleges. They are paid less than are male faculty, are less likely to be tenured, advance through the academic ranks more slowly than do men, and tend to be concentrated in the lower ranks. For women who have been in academia the longest, the salary discrepancy is greatest. The greatest salary discrepancies between male and female faculty have tended to be in chemistry and the biological sciences. Similarly, women administrators are underrepresented in high-level positions, especially at public coeducational institutions, and are paid less than men. The majority of women presidents are in private four-year colleges, nearly half of which are women's colleges. For both faculty and administrators, sex differentials with regard to salary, rank, tenure, and position have remained fairly constant over the last 10 years. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Women Administrators
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).