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ERIC Number: EJ1098477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
The Academic Climate of Women Faculty in Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Learning
Halstead, Jackie L.; Loy, Courtney
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2007 n1 Win 2007
The unequal status of women professors, compared to their male counterparts, is not staggering news. While women constitute approximately sixty percent of the undergraduate population and earn more than half the doctorates in the United States, women professors continue to number fewer than men. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) claims that although sex discrimination is becoming less blatant, these and other statistics clearly reveal patterns of discrimination. A segment of the institutions of higher learning, faith-based institutions, demonstrate these same patterns of inequity. Although the women who are employed by these schools initially believe they will find themselves in a less biased environment, it is soon apparent that the dynamics are similar to other colleges and universities and at times magnified. A qualitative study was undertaken to examine these dynamics. Focus groups were facilitated at five faith-based institutions of higher learning and findings were compared to the climates of other academic institutions. These findings will be articulated along with recommendations for the creation of a climate conducive to the recruitment and retention of women faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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