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1997

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Research universities

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Enhancing The Attractiveness Of Research To Female Faculty, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 1997

Enhancing The Attractiveness Of Research To Female Faculty, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] CSWEP has long been concerned about the underrepresentation of women in faculty positions at major research universities. I have been charged by the committee with enumerating a set of policies that might enhance the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty. After presenting some data that suggest the magnitude of the underrepresentation problem, I do so below. In each case, I sketch the pros and cons of the policy. Although the focus is on increasing the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty, many of the policies would increase the attractiveness of academic careers per se to new female ...


The American University: Dilemmas And Directions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 1997

The American University: Dilemmas And Directions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] American research universities clearly are national treasures. Over the past decade, however, these institutions have increasingly come under attack for a wide variety of alleged sins. Further, their economic bases are increasingly being eroded because of budget problems at federal and state levels, coupled with increased demand for resources to meet competing social needs, such as health care. Thus, although American universities are national treasures, many fear they are entering a period of decline and may well prove to be an endangered species.

Why are research universities being attacked, and why are their supporters in both the private and ...