ERIC Number: ED441382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This document reports on the implementation of two bills adopted by the Washington State legislature in 1989 to achieve gender equity in higher education. The gender equity statute prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender against any student, and, in particular, it forbids discrimination in student assistance and services, academic programs, and athletics. The tuition waiver law focuses more narrowly on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics, authorizing the use of tuition and fee waivers to achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. This report, which updates data submitted by each state four-year institution, indicates that student services and support remain free from gender discrimination, and that the standard of nondiscrimination in academic programs has been met. For athletics, the report notes that participation rates for female athletes have risen significantly and that the goal of equitable opportunities for participation in intercollegiate athletics has been substantially met. However, comparable facilities for both males and females have not been achieved at the state's baccalaureate institutions, except for Evergreen State College. The report also notes that higher participation rates are mandated by year 2004. Should current participation rate remain unchanged, the use of tuition waivers by state institutions will be jeopardized. Appended are data tables and charts. (Contains 19 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: College Athletics, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Higher Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, Student Financial Aid
State of Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington