ERIC Number: ED297619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Discrimination Litigation in Academe: Effects on Institutions and Individuals.
LaNoue, George R.; Lee, Barbara A.
Findings are reported resulting from a 3-year study of the impacts of academic employment-discrimination litigation on the parties and their institutions. Two nationwide surveys were conducted, one of plaintiffs and one of university counsel. Six major lawsuits against colleges and universities were investigated by interviewing the plaintiffs and persons in their support networks, defendant faculty and administrators, and attorneys and judges. In addition, all academic employment-discrimination cases litigated in federal courts between 1972 and 1984 were reviewed to determine the win/loss record and the types and nature of the claims. From these data, conclusions are presented about the individual and institutional consequences of this litigation, and suggestions are offered to academic leaders. The following topics are addressed: trends in academic discrimination litigation; consequences for plaintiffs; career consequences; consequences for institutions and their leaders; and implications for academic leaders, including criteria for making the litigation decision and alternatives to litigation. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Black Teachers, College Administration, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Courts, Higher Education, Legal Costs, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, State Courts, Surveys, Women Faculty
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.