ERIC Number: ED200120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Women in Higher Education Administration: Status and Strategies.
Finlay, Cheryl Schratz; Crosson, Patricia H.
Administrator's Update, v2 n3 Win 1981
The status of women in higher education administration and strategies for increasing their numbers are considered, based on research studies on women and job structures in higher education, and from information on organizations and programs. General observations based on the studies include the following: women are underrepresented in major college policy-making positions and are clustered in low-level and middle-level stereotyped administrative positions; the problem is especially severe for minority women; women administrators are paid less than male administrators; the structure of the job market in higher education limits opportunities for women in higher education administration; and steady-state conditions in colleges and universities will jeopardize recent gains for women. Strategies to improve the situation may involve national and regional organizational activities and institutional practices and programs. Specific women's organizations and councils/caucuses of more broadly based professional associations that may be of assistance are briefly described, along with institutes, internships and other training programs, workshops, and conferences that have been developed for women administrators or that are committed to affirmative action. A variety of institutional programs and activities, including affirmative hiring goals and training programs for support personnel are identified. Individual initiatives that women administrators can take to improve their situation are also outlined. References are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Affirmative Action, College Administration, Conferences, Decision Making, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Males, National Organizations, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Professional Associations, Promotion (Occupational), Recruitment, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Status, Workshops
American Association of University Administrators, P.O. Box 536, Oneonta, NY 13820 ($.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Univ. Administrators, Oneonta, NY.