ERIC Number: ED125404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Women at Fairleigh Dickinson University. A Report.
It was against a background of general societal concern for the status of women and the development of an Affirmative Action Plan at Fairleigh Dickinson University that the Status of Women study was undertaken. Preliminary statistical data revealed a pattern similar to the national findings of differential salaries, rank, and tenure for women, relative to male colleagues. While the percentage of women on faculties has been found to be smallest at the "elite institutions," it is of interest that at a four-year, "non-elite," private university, such as Fairleigh Dickinson, the percentage of women on the faculty still does not exceed 20.5 percent. Of a total of 488 faculty members in 1972-73, 100 were women. Information was also collected in the study regarding: perceptions of discrimination, sex awareness in career choice, marital status, preferred activities, departmental differentiation, personnel decisions, university policies and benefits, professional development, and the women's movement. The most striking finding of the indepth interviews was the proportionately low amount of perceived discrimination among women who have clearly been "tracked" along a second-class route to academic success. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Rank (Professional), Administrators, Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Fringe Benefits, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Males, Marital Status, Nondiscriminatory Education, Personnel Policy, Salaries, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Promotion, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Rutherford, NJ.