ERIC Number: ED207449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-3
The Response of Higher Education to Women's Inequality.
The status of academic women is compared with that of men to determine whether disciminating practices and resulting inequality for women continue to exist. Current scientific periodicals, monographs, and books were searched, and the most recent statistics are presented. Results are discussed in terms of admissions, enrollment and degrees earned, faculty members, college administrators, trustees, salaries, fringe benefits, commencement speakers, financial aid, women's studies, sexual harassment, sports participation, leadership positions, and programs to meet special needs of women students. Findings show recent gains by women in higher education such as increases in enrollment, degrees earned, in women's studies programs, sports participation, and special programs for women. However, discrimination in all of these and other areas continues. Sexual harassment of female students is prevalent. Women faculty are employed in lower teaching levels, and their salaries are less than men's salaries. Recommendations include: (1) further research on academic women at national, state, and regional levels; (2) incentives for change to individuals, departments, and institutions; (3) elimination of institutional policies, practices, rules, and regulation that hinder women's educational progress; (4) new services, such as child care, reentry counseling, and adequate campus security; and (5) frequent review of progress. (CC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences (North Manchester, IN, October 3, 1980).