ERIC Number: ED339292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Female Faculty in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education: An Historical Perspective, 1974-1989.
Keetz, Mary A.
This report addresses the issue of female faculty's equitable representation in the Pennsylvania State System between 1974 and 1989. The data contained in the report represents a determination of the extent to which women were present and equitably represented on the faculty within the State System and at each of its 14 universities. Comparisons are provided as they relate to the numbers and percentages within the State System and for similar Category II-A and II-B public universities in the following areas: (1) the numbers and percentages of full-time faculty by sex; (2) the distributions of full-time faculty among professorial ranks by sex; (3) the numbers and percentages of full-time faculty at full professor rank by sex; (4) student full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment by enrollment status and sex; and (5) ratios of undergraduate student FTE enrollment to full-time total faculty by sex. Analyses of the data show that full-time female faculty are a minority within the State System. Additionally, the percentages of female faculty are not only concentrated at the lower ranks, but show an increasing rate at each succeeding lower rank. Conclusions and remarks concerning corrective action are provided. Twelve system-wide tables and 16 system-wide data figures are included in the text, and 2 appendixes comprising the greater part of the document contain tables and figures for each of the 14 State System of Higher Education universities. Contains 20 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester Univ., PA. Inst. for Women.; Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Women's Consortium.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania State Colleges and Universities