ERIC Number: ED362115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Universities: Survey of the Status of Female Faculty and Students at Canadian Universities.
Saunders, Mary; And Others
The study of women faculty and students at Canadian Universities reported in this document covered 10 areas of academic life. The study involved two questionnaires, one directed to the President's Office and/or faculty representative and one to students. Responses were received from 55 percent of the 82 President/Faculty questionnaires and 42 student questionnaires were returned from 32 institutions. Findings include the following: (1) lack of child care for faculty and students is a significant problem; (2) much remains to be done to achieve a balance of male/female perspectives and scholarship; (3) half of institutions have initiatives in place to encourage women to pursue non-traditional fields; (4) 50 percent of institutions had a gender-neutral language policy; (5) 91 percent of institutions have sexual harassment policies; (6) campus safety measures vary widely depending on various factors; (7) there is some limited acknowledgement of the differences in career paths between women and men; (8) 50 percent of students reported that they had no access to a female faculty member as a mentor; (9) only 34 percent of universities collected information on dropouts; (10) improvement has occurred in salary equity for women faculty but discrepancies are still apparent; and (11) half of respondent institutions have Affirmative Action or Employment Equity plans. Appendixes contain the questionnaire with response summaries, statement of rationale, list of participants, list of information received from universities along with their questionnaires, and a list of participating clubs and members. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Day Care Centers, Dropouts, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Salary Wage Differentials, School Safety, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sexism in Language, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Universities, Women Faculty
Canadian Federation of University Women, 55 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 1E5 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Federation of Univ. Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada