ERIC Number: ED056639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Women in Virginia Higher Education.
New University Conference, Hampton, VA. Peninsula Chapter.
This document explores how Virginia higher education perpetuates stereotypic social roles, the evolution of sexually segregated schools, the current evidences of sexual discrimination towards faculty, staff and students, the State Council of Higher Education's 1967 plan for higher education, the status of Virginia higher education under the law and the composition of university boards, councils and administrations. In Virginia, each college and university seem to have been designed to serve a specific slice of the college-bound population, with as little overlap as possible among the institutions. Separate public women's colleges prepare women for traditional female professions. Virginia is one of four southern states that maintains sexually segregated public schools of higher education. Three exist now, and only recently three others became coed. Staffing patterns across institutions reveal differential hiring of the sexes; women are found concentrated in the lower ranks; women's average salary was lower for each rank at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. State female institutions enroll 11% of the state's students, yet receive 6% of the state funds. In coed institutions, differences in the sexual composition of the student body suggest that women are excluded from prestigious institutions. Specific recommendations for changes are made. History and literature course plans which focus on women appear in the appendix. (LR)
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Authoring Institution: New University Conference, Hampton, VA. Peninsula Chapter.