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ERIC Number: EJ831800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
The Challenge of Gender Equity within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Joeckel, Samuel; Chesnes, Thomas
Christian Higher Education, v8 n2 p115-131 Apr 2009
A lack of diversity has long troubled institutions within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). While the focus on this issue has often been on race and ethnicity, less work has been conducted on gender diversity and equity. Using a 2007 survey of over 1,900 professors who teach at institutions belonging to the CCCU, this essay shows that gender inequities exist in Christian higher education. In general, female faculty lag behind their male counterparts in scholarly accomplishments. Most significantly, female professors are considerably less likely than their male colleagues to agree that female faculty and students are treated equally to male faculty and students. The article theorizes that one cause--among many possible causes--for these inequities concerns the presence on Christian campuses of a theological and political homogeneity that militates against the full agency of females. One strategy for enhancing gender equity thus involves the cultivation of less homogenous, more irenic campus environments, hospitable to those with diverse theological and political commitments. (Contains 11 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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