ERIC Number: ED237609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Female Faculty Increases Slightly to 27 Percent at State Universities. Staff Report 83-1.
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.
Analysis of the employment patterns of State colleges and universities in Kentucky shows that small increases in the number of women working in the State university tenure system raised the percentage of female faculty from 25.7 percent in 1975 to 27 percent in 1981. The percentage of minority female faculty members, however, dropped between 1979 and 1981, from 4.8 percent of all female faculty to 4.7 percent. The fact that the two largest State universities--the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville--still had fewer than 20 percent of their tenure system faculty positions held by women shows that significant gains are yet to be made among Kentucky's State-supported universities. The accomplishments of the University of Kentucky's community college system, however, in increasing both the number and percentage (from 50.7 percent to 55 percent) of female faculty between 1979 and 1981 prove that qualified women can be hired and effectively used in faculty positions. Gains in the number of female faculty at three other State universities also show that positive results are possible. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.