Women Leadership In Higher Education

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Women And Leadership In Higher Education

Author : Karen A. Longman
ISBN : 9781623968212
Genre : Education
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Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. This book links theory, research, and practice of women’s leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States—a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles. The book’s fifteen chapters present both hard facts regarding the current demographic realities within higher education and fresh thinking about how progress can and must be made in order for U.S. higher education to benefit from the perspectives of women at the senior leadership table. The book’s opening section provides data and analysis in addressing “The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education”; the second section offers descriptions of three effective models for women’s leadership development at the national and institutional levels; the third section draws from recent research to present “Women’s Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership.” The book concludes with five shorter chapters written by current and former college and university presidents who offer “Lessons from the Trenches” for the benefit of those who follow. In short, the thesis of the book is that our world is changing; higher education collectively, as well as institutions of all types, must change. Bringing more women into leadership is critical to the goal of moving our society and world forward in healthier ways.
Category: Education

Women In Academic Leadership

Author : Diane R. Dean
ISBN : 9781579221898
Genre : Education
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Colleges and universities benefit from diversity in their leadership roles and profess to value diversity - of thought, of experience, of person. Yet why do women remain under-represented in top academic leadership positions and in key positions along the academic career ladder?Why don't they advance at a rate proportional to that of their male peers? How do internal and external environmental contexts still influence who enters academic leadership and who survives and thrives in those roles?""Women in Academic Leadership"" complements its companion volumes in the ""Women in Academe"" series, provoking readers to think critically about the gendered nature of academic leadership across the spectrum of institutional types. It argues that leadership, the academy, and the nexus of academic leadership, remain gendered structures steeped in male-oriented norms and mores. Blending research and reflection, it explores the barriers and dilemmas that these structures present and the professional strategies and the personal choices women make in order to successfully surmount them.The authors pose questions about how women leaders negotiate between their public and private selves. They consider how women develop a vital sense of self-efficacy along with the essential skills and knowledge they need in order to lead effectively; how they cultivate opportunity; and how they gain legitimacy and maintain authenticity in a male-gendered arena.For those who seek to create an institutional environment conducive to equity and opportunity, this book offers insight into the pervasive barriers facing women of all colors and evidence of the need for a more complex, multi-dimensional view of leadership. For women in academe who seek to reach their professional potential and maintain authenticity, it offers encouragement and a myriad of strategies for their growth and development.
Category: Education

Women As Leaders And Managers In Higher Education

Author : Society for Research into Higher Education
ISBN : PSU:000031450881
Genre : Education
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There are very few women who hold senior management positions in universities worldwide. This volume examines the problem and suggests ways in which it might be remedied. It contextualises the situation by discussing management styles, the ethics of leadership, and the influence of career trends outside academia; and then presents a series of fascinating case studies based on interviews with, and the experience of, senior academic women. Finally, it considers the benefits of support mechanisms such as networking, work-shadowing and equal opportunities policies, and what is being done in other countries to improve matters.
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Women Leaders In Higher Education

Author : Tanya Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781135048662
Genre : Education
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Leadership in universities is physically, intellectually and emotionally demanding work. It involves multiple and complex tasks and responsibilities such as staff management, strategic management, operational planning, financial and resources management, policy development, quality assurance processes, improving student outcomes, and engaging with community and the professions/industry. Leadership is not simply the act of being a leader, it is the act of leadership that projects ‘success’ and ‘desirable’ attributes. Leadership has the capacity to be deeply seductive yet it is not an immediately attractive option for women, particularly for those who carry the burden of family and domestic responsibilities, for whom finding a space for leading is no easy task. Yet despite the almost pessimistic research evidence, women are in senior leadership positions in higher education, however precarious their numbers. There can be little doubt that universities benefit from diversity in their student and staff population This book addresses the central questions; Who are the women who survive and occupy elite leadership roles in universities? How might their leadership be shaped by and a consequence of institutional climate? What strategies do they learn and adopt and how do they lead and manage their female colleagues? What about those women who do not ‘fit’ the gender script? The chapters overview the changing policy landscape in higher education; provide a critical commentary on the interplay between gender, leadership, higher education, and organisational diversity, and draw on education and critical management literatures in order to offer a broader understanding of gender and elite leadership; This book will be essential reading for anyone involved or interested in higher education policy and management, academic leadership, organisational diversity and gender studies.
Category: Education

Empowering Women In Higher Education And Student Affairs

Author : Penny A. Pasque
ISBN : 1579225209
Genre : Education
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How do we interrupt the current paradigms of sexism in the academy? How do we construct a new and inclusive gender paradigm that resists the dominant values of the patriarchy? And why are these agendas important not just for women, but for higher education as a whole? These are the questions that these extensive and rich analyses of the historical and contemporary roles of women in higher education— as administrators, faculty, students, and student affairs professionals—seek constructively to answer. In doing so they address the intersection of gender and women’s other social identities, such as of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and ability. This book addresses the experiences and position of women students, from application to college through graduate school, and the barriers they encounter; the continuing inequalities in the rates of promotion and progression of women and other marginalized groups to positions of authority, and the gap in earnings between men and women; and pays particular attention to how race and other social markers impact such disparities, contextualizing them across all institutional types. Written collaboratively by an intergenerational group of women, men, and transgender people with different social identities, feminist perspectives, and professional identities— and who, in the process, built upon each other’s work—this volume constitutes a call to educators and scholars to work toward centering feminist and other marginalized perspectives in their practice and research in order to equitably address the evolving complexities of college and university life. Employing a wide range of theoretical lenses, examining a variety of models of practice, and giving voice to a diversity of personal experiences through narrative, this is a major contribution to the scholarship on women in higher education. This is a book for all women in the academy who want to better understand their experience, and to dismantle the remaining barriers of sexism and oppression—for themselves, and future generations of students. An ACPA Publication
Category: Education

Women In Higher Education

Author : Ana M. Martínez Alemán
ISBN : 9781576076149
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the experience of women in higher education, including entries on gender theory and feminism issues, and an overview of women students, faculty, and administrators.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women As Leaders In Education

Author : Jennifer L. Martin
ISBN : 9780313391699
Genre : Education
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This up-to-date, candid examination of women's careers in education and leadership in education describes the pitfalls, triumphs, and future promise of female leaders in education.
Category: Education

Challenges And Opportunities For Women In Higher Education Leadership

Author : Schnackenberg, Heidi L.
ISBN : 9781522570578
Genre : Education
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Gender studies in the professional realm has long been a heavily researched field, with many feminist texts studying topics including the wage gap and family life. However, female administration in higher education remains largely understudied, particularly on the influence of personal, professional, and societal factors on women. There is a need for studies that seek to understand how gender intersects with the multiple dimensions of women leaders’ personhoods, such as family status, marital status, age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, to inform women’s career path experiences and leadership aspirations. Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with diverse leadership in higher education. While highlighting topics such as educational administration, leader mentorship, and professional promotion, this publication explores evidence-based professional practice for women in higher education who are currently in or are seeking positions of leadership, as well as the methods of nurturing women in administrative positions. This book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, academicians, scholars, policymakers, educational administrators, graduate-level students, and pre-service teachers seeking current research on the state of educational leadership in regard to gender.
Category: Education

Academic Leadership In Higher Education

Author : Robert J. Sternberg
ISBN : 9781475808056
Genre : Education
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As ironic as it may seem, very few academic leaders have had any formal training in academic administration, or in any kind of administration at all. For the most part, academic administrators learn on the job. They also seek advice wherever they can get it. The purpose of this book is to offer such advice.
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Junctures In Women S Leadership Higher Education

Author : Carmen Twillie Ambar
ISBN : 0813586216
Genre : Business & Economics
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Junctures in Women's Leadership: Higher Education brings into sharp focus the unique attributes of women leaders in the academy and adds a new dimension of analysis to the field of women's leadership studies. The research presented in this volume reveals not only theoretical factors of academic leadership, but also real time dynamics that give the reader deeper insights into the multiple stakeholders and situations that require nimble, relationship-based leadership, in addition to intellectual competency. Women leaders interviewed in this volume include Bernice Sandler, Juliet Villarreal García, and Johnnetta Betsch Cole.
Category: Business & Economics

Going Forth

Author : Mary J. Hoferek
ISBN : UOM:39015014395019
Genre : Education
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Nevertheless She Persists

Author : Christine A. Fowler
ISBN : OCLC:1107052851
Genre : Sex discrimination in higher education
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This dissertation focuses on the positive characteristics, both environmental and personal, of women in leadership positions in higher education. While women make up 31% of full professor positions at degree-granting institutions, Johnson (2016) notes that a disproportionately small number have reached the top leadership levels of these institutions. Research shows underrepresentation and bias toward women in leadership roles within higher education.
Category: Sex discrimination in higher education

Answering The Call

Author : Beverly L. Bower
ISBN : 9781579222543
Genre : Social Science
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Although much has been written about leaders and leadership, we unfortunately know little about women, particularly minority women, who fill this particular role. This book presents the stories, and the reflections on their paths to leadership in higher education, of seven African American women. Each has been the first woman, first African American, or first African American woman in one or more of the positions of authority that she has held. Each has overcome the double bind of sexism and racism that can inhibit the professional attainment of African American women. Although they followed different paths to leadership, similarities in their experiences, values, and beliefs emerge. They also express a need to give back to those communities that nourished their growth and leadership - of which this book is a manifestation. At a time when significant turnover in college leadership is about to occur - presenting increased opportunities for women and minorities - these leaders hope that the strategies they describe, the insights they impart, the experiences they recount, and, most of all, the passion they have sustained for the betterment of and greater inclusiveness in higher education, will inspire the next generation of women to answer the leadership call.
Category: Social Science

Higher Education Leadership

Author : Luba Chliwniak
ISBN : UOM:39015063091766
Genre : Education
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This study analyzes the gender gap at colleges and universities from an institutional context. It asks what the issues are; in what ways women and men leaders are different and alike; whether the gender gap matters. It discusses the glass ceiling in higher education and how it affects curriculum and administration of the institution. Five chapters cover topics that include: (1) the status of women on campus and in leadership roles; (2) persistence factors, institutional context and occupational prestige; (3) gender theory, women's leadership style, communication patterns, and the glass ceiling; (4) individual, organizational, and societal conceptions of leadership, and the relevance of gender to the concept of leadership; and (5) factors influencing evaluation of leaders and leadership modes, evaluation of women as leaders, and who has the right to leadership positions. The study concludes with several strategies for change, including: greater involvement of women in changing hierarchical and patriarchal structures and norms; preparation of women to relocate to find broader responsibilities; and elimination of the behaviors and actions that create a chilly campus for women. (Contains 165 references.) (CH).
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Women In Higher Education

Author : Estela Mara Bensimon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062235200
Genre : Education
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This reader is designed to supplement a range of higher education or women's studies courses, or as a primary text for women in higher education, gender and women's studies. Incorporating selections from both journals and books from the 1990s, this reader presents the current issues facing women in academia. Comparative, multicultural, and policy perspectives are all included to acknowledge the complexities of gender studies in contemporary society. The essays in the reader represent the best feminist scholarship in the field of higher education that fall under five main themes: Theoretical and Research Perspectives; Context: Historical, Social, and Institutional; Feminist Theoretical and Research Perspectives; Women as Academic Leaders, Faculty and Students; Comparative and International Perspectives; Feminist Pedagogy and Curriculum Transformation. Features include: Comprehensive and contemporary readings designed to appeal to a wide readership in the field of higher education Incorporates new sections on critical policy studies, global feminism, and feminist research methods All selections are written by authors with considerable reputations as feminist scholars The selections represent much of the outstanding research now being done to expand the knowledge base of feminist theory and research methodology Includes a new section on how to use the reader as a teaching tool
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Women Leading Change In Academia

Author : Callie Rennison
ISBN : 1516548256
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In Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, a groundbreaking collection, Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi convene the perspectives of diverse women academic leaders who discuss their rise to key leadership positions and effective change-making in higher education, despite underlying structural barriers and bias that disadvantage women. Contributors underscore the revolutionary power and innovation that women leaders bring to bear to improve upon business as usual in the academy--even in the "glass cliff" scenario when their risk of failure should be highest. Women across leadership positions--presidents, provosts, deans, and department chairs--discuss leading strategic planning, culture change, and navigating the "double bind," along with strategies for successful negotiation, networking, mentoring, and work-life balance. Contributors also underscore strategies for leading powerful innovation and change in the academy early in their careers when they do not hold formal leadership roles and experience marginalization due to their identity. Opening chapters examine institutional power structures, intersectionality, bias, along with enacting change-making leadership in spite of these barriers. Additional chapters offer insight on the power of mentorship, strategic networking for women in the academy, negotiation strategies, professional development and work-life. The collection addresses moving on, up or out of formal leadership in the academy, how to create institutional change, and strategies for rising, revolutionizing, and redoubling efforts to support women leaders. Women Leading Change in Academia is intended for women, allies, and institutions committed to equitable conditions for women leaders to be maximally impactful. Callie Rennison, Ph.D. is a professor and has served as associate dean of faculty affairs in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. She has also served as the director of the Office of Equity and as a Title IX coordinator for the University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campuses. Amy Bonomi, Ph.D., M.P.H. is director of the Children and Youth Institute at Michigan State University. She serves as a special advisor to the Office of the Provost, co-administers MSU's Women's Leadership Institute, and was chair of the Human Development and Family Studies department from 2013-2019.

Women Administrators In Higher Education

Author : Jana Nidiffer
ISBN : 0791448185
Genre : Education
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Shows the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.
Category: Education