NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED308784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Measures for Assessing Affirmative Action Effectiveness. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Staub, Kay
Assessments of institutional effectiveness in affirmative action tend to take either a simple, bottom-line approach (tracking number and percentage of female/minority faculty) or a sophisticated multiple regression-based approach (evaluating rank or salary equity). Either approach may obscure or overlook positive changes occurring within faculties. A multiple-criteria approach to evaluating institutional affirmative action effectiveness is recommended. A number of criteria that might be used are suggested, including: proportion of women/minorities with tenure or tenure-tracked appointments; proportion of women/minorities with full-time appointments; number of departments with female/minority representation; aggregate male-female/minority-non-minority salary difference; and average annual salary increase by race/sex. Improvements both in the level of female/minority faculty participation (representation) and in the distribution of women/minorities within the faculty should be evaluated. Contains 7 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A