February 1970: AAUW Creates Committee on Standards in Higher Education

In a February 1970 article in the General Director’s Letter titled “Higher Education, Emancipation of Women” and written in response to the crisis for women in higher education, AAUW announces the formation of the Committee on Standards in Higher Education. Ruth Oltman, AAUW staff associate for higher education, writes, “We are hearing rumblings of discontent from many different directions at the higher education level — from faculty and administrative women, women graduate students, [and] undergraduate women who are finding courage to express their views.”