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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
Monopoli, Paula A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
Status in the legal academy can mean two things. The first is one's rank, with the highest status being a tenured, full professor. The second is the prestige of one's home institution in the law school rankings. Women have been graduating from law schools in significant numbers for more than thirty years. However, they continue to be…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Females, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
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
Berheide, Catherine White; Christenson, Lisa; Linden, Rena; Bray, Una – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
In colleges and universities throughout the United States, women are underrepresented at the rank of full professor. This national pattern holds true at two highly selective small private liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, one formerly a men's college and the other formerly a women's college. Analysis of personnel data at the former women's…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Liberal Arts, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty
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Wilson, Patricia A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
At four-year colleges and universities, particularly those at which either master's degrees or doctoral degrees are the highest degrees conferred, women continue to be underrepresented in the ranks of tenured faculty. At one time, the disparity could be explained by the paucity of women who had earned doctoral degrees and were otherwise qualified…
Descriptors: Tenure, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation
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Schmaling, Karen B. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in higher education is well documented. There are a number of potential reasons for this gender disparity, but gender discrimination appears to be an important maintenance factor. The paper proposes a taxonomy of gender microaggressions, which are forms of gender discrimination, to help…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Disproportionate Representation, Higher Education
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Wong, Mary Shepard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Diversity and internationalization initiatives are priorities on most college campuses due to the need to prepare students to engage in a global workforce. Such initiatives seek to expose students to diverse perspectives and enable them to interact meaningfully with those very different from themselves. Colleges strive to achieve these outcomes…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, International Education, Intergroup Relations