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ERIC Number: ED056637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 18
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Report of Subcommittee on Equal Opportunities for Faculty and Student Women.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
The Subcommittee was charged with the responsibility of discovering whether or not there is discrimination against women at the University of Minnesota, and, if so, of developing recommendations to ensure fair and equitable treatment of women in academic areas. They conclude that the evidence reveals discrimination against women in a number of areas--numbers employed, salaries, appointment level, promotions, and numbers of graduate students. Supporting data appear in the appendix. The main body of the paper covers recommendations regarding personnel policies. To redress the balance in female appointments, a formula for departmental hiring is presented along with other procedural steps for hiring. To ensure fair treatment in tenure and promotion, general principles for the process are suggested--explicitly specified criteria, uniform application, systematic collection and dissemination of information, public recording of decisions, and effective grievance machinery. To equalize salaries, an allocation of special funds is advocated. They recommend female appointment to key line administrative positions, provision for development opportunities and search committees consider women. They endorse a statement concerning conflict of interest in lieu of a past nepotism regulation. Finally, they recommend that a unit's personnel decisions become subject to college-level or central administrative review if it persistently fails to correct existing inequities. (LR)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.