ERIC Number: ED250980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Sex Bias in Colleges and Universities. The Report Card #2.
Research concerning the status of college students and college faculty at U.S. colleges and universities is summarized in a large chart (17 by 22 inches). Patterns in the college curriculum and instruction are also reviewed. The information reflects many positive changes for women in postsecondary education. It also shows that, more than a decade after the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sex bias still pervades college and university life. Facts include the following: the typical rank for a female faculty member is that of untenured instructor; affirmative action policies have not significantly increased the percentage of women on higher education faculties; the salary gap between female and male faculty continues to widen; in the early 1980s, women make up the majority of the postsecondary student population; women earn about half the bachelor's and master's degrees awarded each year, one third of the doctoral degrees, and one quarter of the professional degrees; many women attend college on a part-time and reentry basis; and content analysis studies demonstrate that many postsecondary texts continue to stereotype male and female roles and exclude women from the narrative and content. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Affirmative Action, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Females, Higher Education, Males, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Bias, Teacher Salaries, Women Faculty
Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity, 5010 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 308, Washington, DC (free in limited quantities).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity.; American Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education.