1971: College Presidents React to AAUW Guidelines on Equality

AAUW’s Standards for Women in Higher Education: Affirmative Policy in Achieving Sex Equality in the Academic Community is distributed to the presidents of all four-year institutions. The guidelines, which propose far-reaching changes, make headlines across the country at a time when more than 250 institutions of higher learning are facing charges of sex discrimination. The standards call for equality in recruitment, promotion, and tenure; the inclusion of maternity leave as an employee benefit; and proportionate numbers of women in faculty and administration positions.

Listen to a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Higher Education by AAUW General Director Alice Breeman