ERIC Number: ED077402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
[Remarks on Non-Discriminating Hiring Practices in Higher Education.]
Smith, Robert E.
Discrimination against women and minorities in higher education is by no means a new phenomenon. However, Executive Order 11246 only recently demanded that colleges and universities take positive steps to insure that nondiscriminatory practices are currently being instituted with regard to faculty and staff hiring and promotion policies. Some steps that universities in various parts of the nation have already taken are: (1) advertising new positions in professional journals in ways that reach minorities and women; (2) providing training for current employees; (3) assuring representation of women and minorities on search committees; (4) establishing adequate employee grievance mechanisms; (5) making provision for adequate day care for employees' children; (6) initiating sensible and fair policies for maternity, child rearing and other types of leaves; (7) equalizing retirement plans and other fringe benefits so that one group is not indirectly discriminated against; (8) liberalizing policies on part-time employment, including part-time tenure appointments; and (9) requiring that proposals of a candidate who is not a member of a protected class be accompanied by a statement that women and minority candidates were sought actively. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Speech made at the American Association for Higher Education Annual Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, March 7, 1972