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ERIC Number: ED315365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Results of the NWSA [National Women's Studies Association] Survey on the Status of Assistant/Associate Directors of Women's Studies Programs in the U.S. (W.S. Director Responses, April-June 1989).
Carter, Pat
A survey was sent to the 100 largest women's studies programs in the United States in the spring of 1989. The goal of the survey was to accumulate information about the status of assistant/associate directors of women's studies programs in the United States that might be helpful to directors thinking about adding one of these positions to their programs. The growth of women's studies programs over the last 20 years has been impressive but somewhat uneven. While there were 276 programs in 1977, there are now over 525. This expansion has created programs with minors, majors, graduate programs, and research centers. Some of the programs also take on roles in providing programming, counseling, and information resources for women. The increasing responsibilities have not always been met with adequate funding for staff. While there has been general agreement as to the need for a tenured status for program directors, the positions of associate or assistant directors have proved to be less uniform and more vulnerable. Forty returns were received, and of these, 17 had a position within their program equivalent to assistant or associate director of women's studies. The survey instrument and a short summary of the findings are included in this document. (JB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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