ERIC Number: ED319302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Strategic Study Group on the Status of Women: Report to the President and the Commission for Women--Recommendation Package #4.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
The document presents partial recommendations of a Pennsylvania State University Study Group on the Status of Women at the University. Recommendations concern: special populations, sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual violence against women, women's athletics, and health services for women students. Among specific recommendations are the following: (1) create a university-wide Strategic Study Group on the Status of People of Color, with a charge to look closely at the special concerns of women of color; (2) institute a university-wide policy of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation; (3) develop new services and expand existing ones to better meet the needs of returning adult female students; (4) revitalize the university's commitment to eradicating sexual harassment of employees; and (5) improve personal safety for women at all campus locations by such actions as improving lighting and escort services; (6) implement strategies to ensure an equitable women's sports program; and (7) increase awareness and quality of health services for women. For each recommendation there is usually a discussion of the problem, the rationale for the recommendation, and references, with a total of 59 references. Appended are a summary of related studies at other universities and a listing of women's varsity sports records. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Ethnic Groups, Females, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Needs Assessment, Racial Factors, Reentry Students, School Health Services, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Special Needs Students, State Universities, Violence, Womens Athletics
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.