Transforming the Academy: Struggles and Strategies for Women in Higher Education
The authors examined twenty-one institutional reports on the status of women on American college and university campuses. The analysis revealed a dominant discourse of women positioned as dependent on men. Among the five emergent themes included, first, the reality that women were marginalized on these campuses and second, overrepresented in lower power positions. Third, evidence suggested an unequal distribution of salary and perquisites by gender. Fourth, adopting policies toward equity can lessen gender discrimination; however, not with a lack of a strong public and visible commitment to equity by campus leadership, the fifth theme. Additional findings include explanation of three recurring institutional barriers to gender equity and discussion of effective strategies to dismantle gender inequities.
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Place of Publication
Watters, Kathleen Brittamart and Ridenour, Carolyn, "Status of Women in Higher Education: A Metanalysis of Institutional Reports" (2007). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 100.