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Whitten, Donna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
Currently, the accounting profession is in the process of transitioning from a male dominated profession to a predominantly female one. Other professions that have undergone this switch experienced declines in the status of the profession and the salaries. So, although women have not yet gained equal access to all levels of the accounting…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Education, Equal Education
Brown, Jami; Casolari, Amber – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
The gender wage gap in the United States is a well-documented social and economic phenomenon. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 has done little to bring parity between men's and women's wages. Existing data show a relationship between race, age, geography, immigration, education, and women's pay status. This study analyzes wage disparity within higher…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Community Colleges, Federal Legislation
Noble, Carolyn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
To date western feminist scholarship on gender and work has primarily focused on women providing valuable information as to their discrimination and invisibility, especially in the echelons of power and in senior decision-making positions. Feminist scholars have needed to explore women's under representation in senior leadership positions because…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Universities, Leadership
Roach, Bonnie L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
There is ample evidence that there still is a pay gap amongst men and women and the situation is no different if academia. Many studies have examined various types of gender discrimination in academia and two areas in particular are problematic--salaries and representation of female faculty in upper ranks of academia. This paper examines the past…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials
Chin, Jean Lau – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
Women have increasingly moved toward greater gender equality at home and in the workplace. Yet, women are still underrepresented in leadership roles and still considered an anomaly compared to men when in high positions of leadership especially within institutions of higher education. In examining differences between how men and women lead, it is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Sex Role, Leadership Styles
Waldron-Moore, Pamela; Jacobs, Leslie R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Of all the social constructs impacting the contemporary world, gender is perhaps the most pervasive and the most insidious. Its inequities creep into our everyday lives with impunity. Across the globe, gender construction has evoked challenge, undergone reform and, in some instances, transformed thinking in societies. Yet, for all the gains made…
Descriptors: Females, Employment Opportunities, Sex Fairness, Higher Education
Mentkowski, Marcia; Rogers, Glen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
We argue that (1) faculty and other academic professionals who educate undergraduate women in capabilities such as effective communication, teamwork, and leadership that are integrated with the disciplines (e.g., biology, history, fine arts) and professions (e.g., education, nursing, management) indirectly assist their students to confront gender…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Females, Program Effectiveness, Sex Fairness
Hall, Vickie A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword." Bulwer-Lytton recognized this strength years ago, and its truth continues to ring true in the works of authors: Tzvetan Todorov, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Rigoberta Menchu, and Deborah Tannen. Language is a centuries-old weapon wielded in the struggle against…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Higher Education, Females, Gender Differences
Fox-Cardamone, Lee – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The literature on higher education in the United States has maintained a place for the specific topic of discrimination against women in the American academy. Institutional restrictions, invisible ceilings, hidden hierarchies--all of these have entered into the discussion surrounding both the failure of women to progress through the academic ranks…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Universities, Females, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Zhang, Yi – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Throughout the world, gender defines an omnipresent and personal identity. Historically gender effects have ventured far beyond the biological aspects of reproduction and deep into societal constraints of action, appearance, freedom, and destiny. Gender provides convenient labels, descriptions, and expectations. Unfortunately history provides many…
Descriptors: Oral History, Siblings, Mothers, Daughters
de Wet, Carol B. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Faculty concerns over gender inequities surfaced in 2005-2006 at Franklin & Marshall College after new policies relating to childbirth and adoption and tenure clock stoppage were instituted two years prior. These structural changes were empowering and gave women faculty a sense that other meaningful changes were achievable, leading to renewed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness, Administrative Policy
Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Virginia Woolf wrote that "the history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself." Analyzing men's resistance remains relevant to understanding gendered hierarchies, including those in academia. Recently, when women academics brought a human rights complaint against…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation
Varpalotai, Aniko – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper reviews the status of women in Canadian universities historically and from the perspective of faculty associations, with a focus on a case study of the author's own University and faculty union. Collective bargaining has enabled the formalization of some equity provisions within the collective agreement. A network of status of women…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Collective Bargaining, Unions
Roach, Virginia; El-Khawas, Elaine – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In 1991 Topside University established the University Committee on the Status of Women Faculty and Librarians (UCSWFL) to identify obstacles to the professional and personal development of women faculty and librarians and to provide advice and guidance concerning initiatives to support them throughout the University. The University has focused on…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Libraries, Librarians
Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic grouping of 15 countries whose common vision is to promote economic, social and political development and growth. Arguably, sustainable growth can be realized if there is equal access to all positions of power and influence in the area, but an investigation of 117…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, College Presidents, Regional Characteristics, Womens Education
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