ERIC Number: ED086040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Equal Employment Opportunity on Campus: A Case Study of the University of Pittsburgh.
Blakely, Edward J.
In November 1970, the University of Pittsburgh submitted an affirmative action plan to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The plan was modified and expanded the following year and, with HEW urging, it became a model program adopted by many colleges. However, in the next several years the University of Pittsburgh learned, as many institutions have, that no matter how good the plans, the leadership, and the implementation strategies, social justice is difficult to achieve. The question arises as to whether or not any set of plans or programs is adequate in attempting to meet the letter and spirit of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The discussion presented is of an actual institution, the University of Pittsburgh, attempting to meet its commitments within a framework of the law, its moral obligations, and institutional constraints. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Rights, Educational Administration, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Legislation, Sex Discrimination
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. (1-10, free)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.