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ERIC Number: EJ906039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Cracked but Not Broken: The Continued Gender Gap in Senior Administrative Positions
Gander, Michelle
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v14 n4 p120-126 Oct 2010
Much has been written about the glass ceiling and pay differentials in higher and further education (HE, FE) for women academics (McTavish and Miller 2009, Rees 2007) but very little about discrepancies for women "professional managers" within UK higher education. Professional managers as a term needs to be defined as universities call their generalist administrative/management staff by a variety of titles, eg academic-related, professional services, support, administrators, managers etc. In this paper, the term "professional manager" is used as in Whitchurch (2007) to capture the professionalism of staff undertaking generalist roles, such as in student services or departmental/faculty management. For this paper, the author has carried out desk research looking at universities' annual monitoring reports in order to find the difference in the percentage of women at the varying pay grades in the professional manager grades of 6 to 9 and above. She hopes that this research will add to the debate on gender inequality for professional management staff in universities in the UK. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom