ERIC Number: ED082628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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New Jersey: The Status of Women in Higher Education. A Survey by Committee W of the New Jersey State Conference of the American Association of University Professors.
American Association of Univ. Professors. New Jersey State Conference.
Committee W on the Status of Women in the Academic Profession of the New Jersey state conference of the American Association of University Professors, distributed a questionnaire to fifty public and private, four-year and two-year college and university presidents in New Jersey. The questionnaire was designed to gather information about the participation of women in higher education, including distribution among faculty ranks and administrative positions, participation on committees, and policies and practices specifically affecting these women (anti-nepotism and maternity leave policies, part-time employment, and child care centers). The stated purpose of the study was to ascertain problem areas so that New Jersey institutions could voluntarily address themselves to those inequities. Conclusions include: (1) Women are disproportionately concentrated at the lower ranks. (2) At all ranks women are particularly underutilized at the four-year institutions. (3) Women are underutilized at upper administrative levels throughout the state. Part-time faculty should have equivalency of rank, salary, responsibility and access to tenure as full-time faculty. (5) Each college should evaluate its own committees to determine whether or not women are represented on committees in proportion to their responsibilities on the faculty. (6) Policies concerning nepotism and maternity leave should be written statements and not unwritten practices subjectively interpreted. Appendices include related tables. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Professors. New Jersey State Conference.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey