ERIC Number: ED254114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving Campus Equality. Fact Sheet for Students on Achieving Campus Equality and Fact Sheet for Faculty and Administrators.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Div. of Women's Programs.
Information to help faculty, administrators, and students at Michigan State University understand and eliminate sex discrimination on campus is presented in two fact sheets. On campus, sex discrimination is the limiting preconceptions that faculty, administrators, or students may have concerning appropriate and expected behaviors, abilities, career directions, and personal goals of female students that are based on sex rather than on individual interest and ability. Discriminatory behaviors can discourage women's classroom participation, cause them to avoid or drop certain classes, and undermine their confidence. Information is provided on common discriminatory behaviors against women, including ignoring or interrupting female students, avoiding eye contact, offering little guidance, and making disparaging comments about women or using sexist humor. Consideration is also given to problems faced by minority women, older, reentry women, and lesbians; and the university's grievance procedures. Recommendations are offered for administrators and faculty to facilitate change, including encouraging a positive classroom environment and encouraging support outside the classroom. Suggestions for inservice faculty workshops are provided, along with ways students can cope or facilitate change. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Students, Change Strategies, College Students, Females, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Lesbianism, Minority Groups, Reentry Students, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
Michigan State University, Division of Women's Programs, Department of Human Relations, 380 Administration Building, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Div. of Women's Programs.