ERIC Number: ED471500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Under a legislative mandate from the state of Washington, this report provides updated information on gender equity at each of the public institutions of higher education in Washington and at the community and technical colleges, as applicable. A look at student support and services shows that pay scales in student employment are not gender-specific, and jobs are not assigned on the basis of gender. An analysis of distribution of pay reveals some small differences in gender. Sexual harassment policies are clearly communicated, and discrimination does not appear to exist in student support and services. In the community and technical college system, discrepancies are found between men and women in three of the four largest program areas. At the public baccalaureate institutions the largest difference is in engineering, a finding that mirrors national figures. Participation rates for female athletes at two universities do not meet statutory goals, but the other baccalaureate institutions report participation rates within statutory requirements. The community college system overall shows athletic participation rates for females at acceptable levels. As directed by the legislature, the higher education system will report on gender equity again in 4 years. Seven appendixes contain detailed tables of gender equity findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Athletics, Equal Education, Higher Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Public Colleges, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, Student Employment
For full text: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/docs/reports/Gender12-2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington