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ERIC Number: ED205056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Women and Minorities in Administration of Higher Education Institutions: Employment Patterns and Salary Comparisons. Special Supplement: 1975-76 Administrative Compensation Survey.
Van Alstyne, Carol; And Others
Employment patterns and salary levels of 18,035 college and university administrators were compared by sex and race. The national survey compared the status of women and minorities with those of white men in order to establish baselines for measuring progress toward achieving affirmative action goals and to raise questions about the causes of differential employment opportunities. The data for 1,037 institutions were collected as part of the 1975-76 Administrative Compensation Survey conducted by the College and University Personnel Association. Among the findings are the following: the large majority (79 percent) of people holding the 52 administrative positions studied were white men, while white women held 14 percent, minority men held 5 percent, and minority women held under 2 percent; the institutions with women or minority student bodies employed a much larger percentage of women and minorities in administrative posts than did white coeducational colleges; at all institutions, men dominated the chief executive positions; women and minorities were generally best represented in positions relating to student affairs and external affairs; the employment patterns and salary levels of minority women were different from but closer to those of white women than to those of miority men; women, both white and minority, were paid only about 80 percent as much as men with the same job title when employed by the same type of institution; and in contrast, though employed predominantly in the lower-paying positions, minority men were generally paid about as much as white men holding the same job title at the same type of institution. Appended materials include a sample questionnaire and instructions, position descriptions, and data on median salaries by sex and race. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Males, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Race, Racial Discrimination, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Whites
College and University Personnel Association; 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 120, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.00 nonmember, $4.00 member; $3.00 each for 50 or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.