ERIC Number: ED462049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Women Administrators in Higher Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. SUNY Series, Frontiers in Education.
Nidiffer, Jana, Ed.; Bashaw, Carolyn Terry, Ed.
The chapters in this collection provide the history of women administrators in higher education and explore a number of current topics, including the controversies surrounding women's education, the contributions of female college presidents, the growth and development of deans of women, and the dilemmas faced by many women administrators. Following an introductory essay, "Quiet Inspiration and Hard Work: The Impact of Women Administrators by Jana Nidiffer and Carolyn Terry Bashaw, part 1, Historical Background, provides "Crumbs from the Boy's Table: The First Century of Coeducation" (Jana Nidiffer). Part 2, Academic and Institutional Leadership, contains: (2) "Patterns of Leadership: The Impact of Female Authority in Four Women's Colleges, 1880-1910" (Cynthia Farr Brown); (3)"Determination in Leadership: Pioneering Roman Catholic Women Presidents" (Candace Introcaso); (4) "At the Top of the Faculty: Women as Chief Academic Officers" (Karen Doyle Walton and Sharon A. McDade); and (5) "New Leadership for a New Century: Womens Contribution to Leadership in Higher Education" (Jana Nidiffer). Part 3, Changing Lives: Women as Managers, Mentors, Guardians, and Healers, contains: (6) "Advocates on Campus: Deans of Women Create a New Profession" (Jana Nidiffer); (7) "'Reassessment and Redefinition': The NAWDC and Higher Education for Women" (Carolyn Terry Bashaw); (8) "Agents of Social Control: The Role of Physical Educators as Guardians of Womens Health, 1860-1960" (Joan Paul); (9) "'Let Her Swim, Climb Mountain Peaks': Self-Sacrifice and Success in Expanding Athletic Programs for Women" (Linda Jean Carpenter and R. Vivian Acosta); (10) "Contemporary Issues of Women as Senior Student Affairs Officers" (Susan R. Jones and Susan R. Komives); and (11) "'To Serve the Needs of Women': The AAUW, NAWDC, and Persistence of Academic Women's Support Networks" (Carolyn Terry Bashaw). Carolyn Terry Bashaw and Jana Nidiffer conclude with "Women Administrators in Higher Education Today and in the Future." Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational History, Females, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.