ERIC Number: ED177986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-12
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Staff Study. Re: House Resolution No. 107.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission conducted a study of the salaries of teaching staff and faculty in response to Tennessee House Resolution 107 on sexual discrimination. This study is the first known statewide effort to determine academic salaries. A multiple regression analysis model was used. Among the general findings were that: (1) many institutions indicated that sex was not a statistically significant factor in salary determination; (2) there is considerable variation among campuses on procedures for salary review; and (3) women faculty members are concentrated in the lower paying disciplines (education, home economics, nursing, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts). General recommendations included in part, that each campus should develop systematic methods for annual review of salaries to determine if sex is a discriminatory factor, that women should be encouraged to seek doctoral degrees to enhance their chances of promotion and higher salaries, and that institutions should increase their efforts to attract women in fields where they are significantly underrepresented. Appended are the survey instrument, a number of institutional reports of litigation and efforts to promote sexual equality, and a summary of statistical analyses performed by the commission. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.