ERIC Number: ED267661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
How Impact Statements Can Help Foundations Assess Programs for Their Impact on Women and Girls; or, How To Tell If You Are Really Being Fair to Women and Girls. Special Report, Program Evaluation, Number 2.
Sandler, Bernice R.
Guidelines are presented to help foundations and others ensure that the activities they fund treat women and girls fairly and address issues concerning women. Formal impact statements can help foundations examine their grant programs by asking a series of questions about: applicants' commitment to ending discrimination; the access of women and girls to the programs and services that will be provided; the inclusion of women as researchers and administrators; the evaluation of program results and of print and other materials for sex bias; the inclusion of women in scholarship, fellowship, and award programs; and evaluation data that yields information about women. The questions can be adapted to assess the impact on other specific groups, such as minorities, and may be useful to institutions other than foundations that want to assess their own programs. Over 50 questions are provided, including: whether the grantee has a formal policy prohibiting discrimination in employment; whether the grantee periodically reviews the status of women within its organization; whether there is a formal policy prohibiting sex discrimination in programs and services; whether women are included as subjects of research; whether research design and instruments are reviewed for possible bias; and whether women are featured in publicity materials. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Administrators, Data Collection, Educational Policy, Fellowships, Females, Guidelines, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Researchers, Scholarships, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sex Bias, Sex Fairness
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy, New York, NY.