ERIC Number: ED071560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women at CUNY. Public Hearings Testimony: An Edited Summary and Evaluation.
City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
In December 1971 a committee was appointed at the City University of New York (CUNY) to recommend meaningful changes in policy to meet the problem of discrimination and to advance the status of women at CUNY. Public hearings were held in February and April of 1972, and faculty, students and staff were invited to testify regarding prejudicial practices at the various colleges. The testimony pointed to the existence at CUNY of some general attitudes about women and their proper roles in academia and the larger society. Precisely how these attitudes affect the status of women at CUNY was made abundantly clear by witness after witness. Thus, in order to understand why the status of women employed at CUNY is so uniformly low, this condensed report of the public hearings testimony begins with a consideration of the image of women. It then moves on to consider the status of women at CUNY, specifically with regard to recruitment, promotions, salaries, policy-making, parenthood, grievances and complaints, and the academic curriculum. A third and final section deals with the CUNY affirmative action program and its application and relevance. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.