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ERIC Number: ED043299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-9
Pages: 16
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Preliminary Report on the Status of Women at Harvard.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Section I of this report on the status of women at Harvard discusses the inclusion of women in the faculty, administration, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Women are underrepresented at the highest and most visible levels of the faculty. Though women constitute roughly 20 percent of the students taught in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, women hold only 13.5 percent of the selected teaching and research appointments and their appointments are concentrated at the lower levels. Of Harvard's 447 administrative employees, 111 are women, but only 8.1 percent of these are in the highest ranks, as opposed to 28.4 percent of the male administrative employees. In the GSAS approximately the same percentage of female applicants is accepted as male applicants. The second section discusses the reasons for reviewing the whole situation, and the third section suggests the formation and composition of a committee of the Faculty to study the status of women in the Faculty, the Graduate School, and the Administration. This section also raises policy question s that the committee should consider in terms of faculty recruitment and appointment, administrative hiring, and promotion practices, and admission policies, awarding of fellowships and teaching assistantships, and job recommendations in the Graduate School. The appendix includes a report on female attrition rates in the Graduate School, and one on part-time professorial appointments at Princeton. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.