ERIC Number: ED210408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action: A Concern in Higher Education Administration. The Organization and Administration of Higher Education.
Henry, Philip N.
This paper reviews the effects of affirmative action on administrative policy in higher education. The history of the Federal mandate against ethnic and sex discrimination is traced, and several court cases are reviewed. Examples of discriminatory admission and employment practices in higher education as reflected in pattern, class and individual complaints are presented, and the limits of affirmative action are discussed. Data are cited to demonstrate that although affirmative action has been emphasized in recruitment and hiring, promotion, and salary scales, the actual proportion of minorities and women faculty members is still low. The paper maintains that women and minorities who have assumed academic positions as a result of affirmative action feel compelled to defend their qualifications. In conclusion, it is suggested that affirmative action be viewed as a short term remedy and that equal education and affirmative action be used to build up a future supply of qualified minority and women academics. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - General; Information Analyses
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