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Martin, Jennifer L.; Beese, Jane A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
As more and more women are being employed as faculty in institutions of higher education, tenure track positions are declining and most of the positions women find themselves in are clinical non-tenure track or part-time adjunct positions. With less traditional academic positions available and more women in the field the result is increased…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Feminism, Bullying
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
Colmenero-Chilberg, Laura – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women's difficulty in achieving professional success in faculty positions in higher education is a continuing concern. Finding a balance between home and work responsibilities is more complex for women, and when traditional gender scripts are bent, they lead to harsher judgments from students, peers and administrators than for their male…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Sociology
Bonawitz, Mary; Andel, Nicole – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The focus of this research is to survey the literature in American higher education on the tenure and promotion of women and to suggest future problems that women may encounter as the American population grays. Anecdotally, women are not tenured and promoted in the same percentages of men in similar fields. In the social and natural sciences,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Barriers, Gender Discrimination
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Chitiga, Miriam Miranda – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The article examines the major influences of the black Zimbabwean boundless-extended family system on the professional trajectories of women leaders working within the higher education system of Zimbabwe. The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted with thirty female leaders who shared information about their major family responsibilities.…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Halstead, Jackie L.; Loy, Courtney – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The unequal status of women professors, compared to their male counterparts, is not staggering news. While women constitute approximately sixty percent of the undergraduate population and earn more than half the doctorates in the United States, women professors continue to number fewer than men. The American Association of University Professors…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Gender Differences
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Robbins, Lillian; Robbins, Edwin – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Since World War II, American women have gained much greater access to higher education, with women now 56% of undergraduates, and approximately half of medical and law school students, as well as attaining 49% of PhD's. Despite their greater representation, women pursuing professional careers still experience considerable stress. At the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Access to Education, Higher Education