ERIC Number: ED074920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
Equality of Opportunity in Higher Education - The Impact of Contract Compliance and the Equal Rights Amendment.
In discussing the impact of contract compliance and the Equal Rights Amendment on equality of opportunity in higher education, the author focuses primarily on women employed as faculty members and staff at universities and colleges. The basic and fundamental fact is that women have been treated differently, and that is to say, less well, than men. Women are not hired and promoted at the same rate, nor have they been paid as well as their male counterparts in higher education. In October 1972, HEW issued the Higher Education Guidelines that called for (1) nondiscriminatory practices in hiring and promotion of women and minorities in higher education, and (2) affirmative action programs to assure that any discriminatory practices in existence will be eradicated. Colleges and universities can now take one of two courses of action. They can either listen to the demands and charges of women and attempt to rectify whatever adverse conditions exist, or they can ignore such demands and face possible legal proceedings. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Organization for Women, Washington, DC. Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges (San Francisco, January 15, 1973)