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ERIC Number: ED340273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Realizing Gender Equality in Higher Education: The Need To Integrate Work/Family Issues. ERIC Digest.
Hensel, Nancy
This brief report summarizes a longer report with the same title. It examines the problems of the increasingly severe shortage of qualified teachers in American higher education and the need to recruit large numbers of new faculty during the next decade and, as the potential solution to both problems, the recruiting of women to fill these faculty positions. Discussions include responses to the following questions: (1) whether women are an underutilized resource for new faculty; (2) if gender discrimination still exists in higher education; (3) if there are differences in scholarly productivity between men and women; and (4) how women manage the conflicts between family and career. The report makes the points that women have higher attrition rates and slower career mobility in higher education than their male counterparts; that a form of gender discrimination does still exist; that there is no evidence to suggest that women are less scholarly or productive than men; and that today, both men and women experience problems in balancing family and career with little support from their universities. Ten steps are presented that universities can take to increase gender equity (e.g., stop the tenure clock for 1 year for the birth or adoption of a child or a severe family crisis). Contains eight references. (GLR)
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.