ERIC Number: ED179153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Project DELTA, Wichita State University. Final Report.
Konek, Carol W.
Project DELTA (Design for Equity: Leadership, Training, Attitudes) at Wichita State University was funded by the Women's Educational Equity Act to develop an exportable model for enhancing the entry of women into, and the advancement of women within, leadership and decision-making roles in higher education. The project employed a capacity-building approach to institutional change by conducting workshops and seminars for faculty, administrators, and support personnel. The project also supported the initiation and implementation of equity goals on the part of individuals and administrative units. It supported the development of a regional network for enhancing leadership opportunities for professional women in higher education, and offered intensive leadership training to leadership teams from institutions of postsecondary education in Federal Region VII. Project staff compiled a leadership manual, "Design for Equity: Women and Leadership in Higher Education," to be disseminated to individuals and institutions working for increased representation of women in leadership positions. Project staff also developed a battery of bias-free instruments for the self-assessment of qualities related to sex role attitudes and values, role satisfaction, decision-making strategies, and leadership style. These instruments were pilot tested with samples of male and female faculty and administrators from Federal Region VII, and the instruments were administered to similar groups in a national validation sample. An evaluation report and additional materials are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Attitude Measures, Career Ladders, Change Strategies, College Faculty, Decision Making, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Leadership Qualities, Models, Professional Recognition, Regional Cooperation, Role Perception, Self Evaluation, Sex Role, Teacher Workshops, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Program Staff.
Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS.