ERIC Number: ED158636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Tottering on the Brink. The Future of Women Art Faculty in Higher Education.
Current trends and forces that may deter the future of women art faculty in higher education were examined. Women have been acquiring the necessary credentials for employment and promotion in art departments, but they are balanced between a future of full participation in academe and a decline to tokenism. Women constitute over 50 percent of the undergraduate art majors, but the percentage of women in art faculties has been declining to a low of 19.5 percent in 1974, and the status of women in art administration is even lower. Hiring, promotion, tenure, and salary differentials have been discriminatory against women. Women are not fairly represented on art studies, art education, or art history faculties. Lack of visibility in exhibitions, publications, and on college faculties has made it difficult for women to present themselves as serious artists and teachers. The influence of the women's movement on attitudes and social change, laws which prohibit discrimination in education and employment, and affirmative action programs are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Reprinted from the "National Council of Art Administrators Report, 1976"