ERIC Number: ED231249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Hall, Roberta M.; Sandler, Bernice Resnick
Guidelines are presented to help institutions ensure women's full participation in campus-based and sponsored merit awards and prizes programs. Over 100 recommendations are designed to: explain why such awards and prizes can be particularly important for women students and women faculty; identify overt and inadvertent barriers to women's full participation in campus and sponsored awards programs; identify special problems faced by women competing for athletic awards and prizes and prestigious sponsored fellowships; identify special problems encountered by women who are older, minority, or disabled, and by women faculty applying for postdoctoral awards and grants; analyze the implications of various federal laws and regulations as they apply to awards and prizes; and provide detailed and pragmatic recommendations to ensure that awards procedures are fair and equitable for women on campus. Practices that may exclude women from award competitions are identified with respect to: attitudes toward women as candidates and winners, outreach for nominations and/or applications, awards criteria, nominating and judging, applications; letters or recommendation, and interviews. The recommendations are designed to increase women's participation as competitors, nominators, and judges. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Awards, College Students, Competition, Educational Opportunities, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Fellowships, Females, Grants, Higher Education, Scholarships, Sex Discrimination, Women Faculty
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St., NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.