ERIC Number: ED215591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Sex Discrimination in Higher Education: Strategies for Equality.
Farley, Jennie, Ed.
Papers and discussion transcripts from a 1980 conference at Cornell University on creative approaches to ending sex discrimination in higher education are presented. In "Litigation: Strategy of the Last Resort," Judith P. Vladeck reviews the judicial history of academic women's grievances and suggests that to avoid sex discrimination litigation women will have to be more aggressive in guarding their rights; academic administrators will have to be more reasonable in dealing with grievances; and faculty will have to be more open about their employment practices. In "Building Mentorship Frameworks as Part of an Effective Equal Opportunity Ecology," Mary P. Rowe advocates that administrators and faculty develop multiple helping resources for management, women's networks, and close relation between top management and the networks. Helen C. Davies and Robert E. Davies, in "Grievances and their Redress in the Eighties," note a need for more objectivity in performance appraisals and emphasize the need for the development of sound and speedy grievance procedures. Grievance procedures and faculty evaluation criteria used at the University of Pennsylvania are also considered. In "Strategies for Eliminating Sex Discrimination: Times That Try Men's Souls," Bernice R. Sandler urges women to organize in their own interests and to learn effective strategies for bringing about change in system-level policies and practices, including the efforts of coalitions. Reports from participating institutions also are presented, and Mary P. Rowe's article, "Go Find Yourself a Mentor," which was not delivered at the conference, is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Change Strategies, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Evaluation, Females, Grievance Procedures, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Mentors, Personnel Policy, Sex Discrimination, Women Faculty
ILR Publications, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($7.50; five or more, 10 percent discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Note: Based on papers presented at a conference at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, November 7-9, 1980). Conference cooperatively sponsored by more than 21 organizations.