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ERIC Number: ED197033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Female Administrator in Institutions of Higher Education. Can She Survive the Next Decade?
Jennings, Clara
The purpose of this paper is threefold: (1) to identify survival strategies for women currently holding positions in higher educational administration; (2) to suggest ways that female administrators can serve as advocates for others who may wish to obtain similar positions; and (3) to discuss means by which women seeking jobs in higher educational administration can broaden their possibilities. The survival strategies outlined for female administrators focus on areas such as affirmative action, delegation of decision making responsibility, establishment of networks with other women administrators, participation in assertiveness training, participation in professional organizations, evaluation of one's own administrative practices, improvement of supervisory attitudes and skills, promotion of activities designed to increase women's professional opportunities, and continuing professional development. Advocacy activities suggested include the compilation of information on administrative careers in higher education, and the encouragement of aspiring women administrators through mentorship and other personal contacts. Finally, guidelines are provided for women who wish to be administrators. These include job seeking strategies and suggestions for keeping abreast of professional developments in the field of higher educational administration. (GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A