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Bell, Rose R. – Thought and Action, 1992
A study examined attitudes of 95 women biomedical researchers in dual-career relationships toward mobility for enhancing occupational advancement. The women and spouses were surveyed concerning use of time, income, job satisfaction, willingness to move, and general career and marital satisfaction. Results indicate changes in gender effects on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Dual Career Family, Higher Education, Income
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Warner, Linda Sue – Thought and Action, 1992
A discussion of the contemporary situation in American Indian higher education addresses three questions concerning current, past, and future Indian education: (1) how resources are currently allocated; (2) the nature of the present Indian educational-political system and any significant changes over time; (3) whether the current system is…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Parker, Mike; Slaughter, Jane – Thought and Action, 1994
It is argued that Total Quality Management holds problems for implementation in higher education institutions and has a core logic that goes against the educational and professional values of academe and the conception of work that unions espouse. Ways in which unions can solve the same problems differently are proposed. Specific criticisms are…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Billard, Lynne – Thought and Action, 1994
Analysis of the progress of women college faculty looks at trends in awarding of doctorates, academic employment patterns, promotion and tenure, academic rank and discipline, salaries, and publishing. Some comparisons are made with statistics on men faculty. Special issues in performance and evaluation that affect salary and rank are considered.…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees
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Gordon, Lynn D. – Thought and Action, 1990
A review of the history of women on American college campuses looks at the emergence of women's higher education, then coeducation, the gender revolution, changed perceptions of women's participation in public life and extracurricular activities, a period of restrictive backlash, and the insights provided about today's harassment on campus. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Coeducation, Educational Change, Educational History
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Gaudiani, Claire L. – Thought and Action, 1990
Academic alliances bring school and college teachers together within subject areas as a community of inquiry. Activities and membership vary according to needs and objectives. A project to increase alliances from the current 250 to about 700 is focusing on deliberate inclusion of elementary teachers and faculty from traditionally Black colleges.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Applegate, Jimmie R.; Henniger, Michael L. – Thought and Action, 1989
Minority student enrollment in higher education over the last decade is examined, as well as population projections into the early 21st century. Many minority youth reject the assertion that success requires a college degree, and racial prejudice and violence on campuses create an inhospitable environment for minorities. (MLW)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, College Students, Community Colleges
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Moen, Matthew C. – Thought and Action, 1993
To illuminate the debate between the conservative Christian movement and the public education sector, this essay chronicles the development of the Christian Right over the course of this century, identifying the real and imagined challenges it presents to educators. The strength of the conservative movement is highlighted noting its current…
Descriptors: Christianity, Conflict Resolution, Conservatism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Burns, Margie – Thought and Action, 1994
It is argued that colleges and universities are not, as is sometimes assumed, dominated by pressure for "political correctness." Examples of patterns in admissions and hiring practices, faculty pay, tenure, and promotion and the climate for minorities and especially women are offered as illustration of the barriers to equality in…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Environment, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
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Hoachlander, E. Gareth; Brown, Cynthia L. – Thought and Action, 1989
Many Asian Americans believe that the admissions policies of many selective colleges are unfair to them. Demographic trends and the resultant political activity are discussed. The admissions policies and practices that Asian Americans consider objectionable are examined and some policy options are offered. (MLW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Asian Americans, College Admission
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Clay, Camille A. – Thought and Action, 1989
Just as racism appears institutionally, culturally, and individually in the greater society, so it is expressed in colleges and universities. Proactive and preventive strategies at the Towson State University are described, as are Project RAIN and the Community Enhancement and Enrichment Partnership awards, two successful interventions. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Grants, Higher Education