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ERIC Number: EJ1010647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
A Woman with a Plan: Recognizing Competencies for Ascent to Administration in Higher Education
Turner, Paaige K.; Norwood, Kristen; Noe, Charlotte
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v6 n1 p22-47 Feb 2013
Despite progress, women are still disproportionally underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education. Women must contend with a glass ceiling, which we argue is constituted by discourses of impossibility and femininity. These discourses discourage women from recognizing their qualifications, continuing to develop skills, and making a plan that would position them to obtain leadership positions in colleges and universities. Although the problem has been articulated before, little practical information is offered to help women navigate it. To rectify this, we identify and outline competencies needed for advancement in higher education and suggest strategies for recognizing, tracking, and developing relevant skills. Aspiring women leaders need an understanding of the problems that keep them from advancing, an awareness of the competencies needed for administration, practical tactics for acquiring such proficiencies, and a sense that their goals are attainable. In sum, they need a plan. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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