ERIC Number: ED075004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Professional Women at the University of Wisconsin: Proposals for Change.
Association of Faculty Women, Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
The Association of Faculty Women of the University of Wisconsin has prepared this brochure to present facts about the status of professional women at the university, and recommendations for improving it. The brochure deals with problems in the area of hiring, promotion and salaries. It has been found that a state of inequality exists at the university between men and women. The former include (1) a statistical analysis of the number and ranks of women in the university, by department, as compared to men; and (2) a study of faculty salaries at the University of Wisconsin. There is an urgent need to remedy this situation. Federal law requires that special efforts be made to correct existing inequities. This means that everyone concerned with employment should search more diligently for qualified women, and that until existing inequities have been eliminated, priority must be given to employment and promotion of women over men equally qualified for specific posts in accordance with objective academic criteria. In addition, the right of women students to enter professions of their choice must be matched by a right to equal treatment with men when it comes to employment in the profession. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Faculty Women, Wisconsin Univ., Madison.