Synopses & Reviews
Gender battles still rage on most college and university campuses today. For eight years, Women in Higher Education has reported women's strategic advances in the academy. Its goal is to enlighten, encourage, empower, and enrage women administrators, faculty, and students in higher education.This book is a compendium of lively, hard-hitting articles from the successful newsletter. Its thematic sections blend serious commentary, research results, and practical advice with wry humor. Readers will find a broad view of recent progress as well as effective strategies from women who have changed the academy. Topics include women's leadership and management styles and strategies, valuing the self, sex and sexuality, playing politics, and much more. Filled with wisdom drawn from real-world experience, Gender Equity or Bust! illuminates what women can do to transform the culture of higher education into one that honors their values and contributions.
"I find the candor refreshing, offering a voice that is not heard in many other places." (The Department Chair, Summer 2002)
"At last the best of Women in Higher Education. For years their strategic approach to leadership issues has kept me reading eagerly. Insights, chuckles, and tough love—it is all there. I welcome this important collection of best practices and wise advice from women of experience." —Dr. Cynthia A. Secor, director, Higher Education Resource Series, Mid-America
"Why Gender Equity or Bust? Because for so many years you have been the periodical to read if I wanted to hear the truth about what was happening with women in higher education! What a treat it will be to have the best of the best in book form. I look forward to it with enthusiasm." —Carolyn Hershberger, executive director of IT, Olympic College, Washington
"Gender Equity or Bust! is a mid-flight snapshot of one of the most remarkable results of the 1970s women's movement, changing the face of American higher education as women have moved steadily into deanships and presidencies." —Sheila Tobias, former associate provost, Connecticut Wesleyan, and author of Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement
Since 1992 women faculty and administrators have turned to Women in Higher Education as their barometer of campus climate and survival guide to the topology of career advancement. Now, in this lively compendium of articles from the newsletter's first eight years, editors Mary Dee Wenniger and Mary Helen Conroy provide a wild ride across the turbulent gender equity landscape of American higher education. They offer a broad view of the progress women have made toward achieving full and fair career recognition, and assess the distance that remains to be covered. Readers will appreciate the book's blend of serious commentary, sage advice, and healthy doses of wry humor, as well as successful strategies from women who have broken the academic glass ceiling and scaled campus career ladders.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index.
About the Author
MARY DEE WENNIGER is the founder of the international newsletter Women in Higher Education.
MARY HELEN CONROY directs the Career Connection section of the Women in Higher Education newsletter.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Lesley A. Diehl.
Bill of Rights for Women in Higher EducationAbbreviations.
Current Road Conditions for Women Drivers.Driver?s Ed: Developing Leadership Skills.
Reading the Map of Your Career 101.
Roadblocks and Road Rage.
Sex on the Road.
The Driver Within.
Are We There Yet?