Excerpted from the ACE Fellows Bibliography© American Council on Education and with Additions
Particularly useful for policy makers in higher education administration and all others interested in improving the workplace in academia. Examines how women and minority faculty fit in the academic culture. Synthesizes ten years of research are about issues impacting the environment for minorities and women, with new dimensions to understanding the issues through examining professional socialization and tenure for minority women faculty.
Libraries: SDSU, UCSD. Call #: LB2332.3 .A35 2000
Examines the achievements of women leaders in America from the 1960s to the 1980s,
and offers insights into what these leaders have in common and how individuals can
improve their own leadership skills. Draws upon an in-depth study of seventy-seven
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: HQ1391.U5 A87 1991
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: HD58.6 .B33 2003
Explores women’s place in higher education institutions historically and currently.
Describes the status of women on campuses and in leadership roles; persistence factors
and institutional contexts; and factors influencing evaluations of leaders and leadership
modes. Provides an analysis of individual, organizational, and societal conceptualizations
Library: UCSD. Call #: LB2341 .C535 1997
Addresses the pitfalls for women in higher education professions and provides advice
on how to handle difficult situations. A collection of essays and chapters by different
authors, including success stories and cautionary tales, offering encouragement to
those who persevere in their pursuit of an academic career. Explores such issues
as the current status of women, subtle forms of sex discrimination, women’s roles
and career decisions, women in leadership, and the need for women to take charge by
addressing time management issues and reducing role ambiguity.
Libraries: SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LB2332.3 .C38 1998
An excellent reference for anyone considering a move. A copy can be purchased through Witt/Kieffer: www.emnwittkieffer.com
Recognizes the special problems women leaders in academia face, including educating new generations to a broader understanding of women’s roles and shaping women’s roles in traditionally male-dominated cultures. Supports the awareness that institutional cultures and organizations’ styles are at the heart of the struggle for equal opportunities. Provides a context for leadership, women, and higher education and then presents case studies on senior academic women.
A feminist study of women’s progress in higher education since the 1970s. Draws on
the experiences of women faculty and administrators as they articulate and reflect
on the social, economic, political, and ideological contexts in which they work and
the multiple influences on their professional and personal lives. The author concludes
that the corporatization of the university is creating new obstacles that deter women’s
Libraries: SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LB2332.3 .G53 1999
A study conducted on the experiences of Black women faculty in higher education that
examines their career satisfaction and career mobility, as well as numerous other
factors that influence their career paths and decisions.
Libraries: CSUSM, UCSD, USD. Call #: LC2781 .G74 1995
Explores why and how women lead. Analyzes the barriers women face, and describes
how these selected women leaders addressed them. Includes contributions from Patricia
Schroeder, Ruth Simmons, Christine Todd Whitman, and numerous others.
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call#: HQ1233 .T35 1999
A collection of articles from scholars from across the globe on the experiences of women in higher education. Chapters focus on the politics and policies that affect the education of women in various countries; women in the academic workforce around the world; and the influences that feminists and women’s studies have had on reshaping the academy and the experiences of women.
A collection of research papers and personal narratives from fifteen Black women in
higher education. Contributions—which range from historical accounts of Black female
teachers in the 19th century, to challenges and triumphs of being an activist researcher
at the turn of the 21st century—addresses specific historical, social, cultural, political,
and academic issues that affect Black women in the academy.
Libraries: SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LC2781.5 .S57 2001
A feminist philosopher, Martin looks at the cultural climate for feminist scholars within the academy—and finds it wanting—as well as the implication of that climate for society as a whole—and finds it destructive. She remains hopeful, however, and suggests the reformation of the academy to achieve gender equality will be a product of “acts both great and small, strategic and utterly outrageous” (182).
Combines historical, quantitative and theoretical studies to illuminate the historical
foundations of contemporary dilemmas, current realities and controversies. Areas
of discussion are: women’s education, contributions of religious and lay women presidents
and their use of power, the relationship of emerging leadership theory to women, the
growth and development of deans of women, the role of women’s professional organizations,
and the particular question and quandaries faced by provosts and physical education
and student affairs staff. Combination of historical and practical research links
the past with the present as the future is contemplated.
Libraries: SDSU, USD. Call #: LB2341 .W5719 2001
A series of 16 problem types that can arise in any institution of higher education,
the book offers not only the scenario, but also the author’s advice on how to deal
with the issue. The offers not only the scenario, but also the author’s advice on
how to deal with the issue. The cases continue to have currency, and whether one
aggress with her analysis or not, the author’s excellent prose and thoughtful conclusions
are both provocative and instructive.
Libraries: SDSU, USD. Call #: LB2341 .P57 1987
Although published fifteen years ago, the information and discussion is still pertinent.
For each of the 8 myths examined, the authors include comments from a group of administrators
across a variety of institutional types and positions. Well worth the read and the
consideration it will provoke.
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU. Call #: LB2341 .P574 1990
Offering an alternative to traditional notions of how leadership is accomplished, the autors advocate moving “from command and control to cooperation and communication, from manipulation to cordial summons, from exclusiveness to inclusiveness, from subordinates to associates” (emphasis in original) (4).
The fascinating story of progress and set backs for women in higher education over
the last 125 years. A highly readable history that includes many quotations revealing
the skepticism about the worth of educating women.
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LC1752 .S65 1985
A collection of essays revealing women’s perspectives on leadership and the job of
the president. Explores the reality of day to day experience of female presidents
striving achieve important goals by answering the question: What is it like to be
in charge? How does a woman get there? How can the special strengths of being female
serve a role in society traditionally seen as male-dominated?
Library: SDSU. Call #: LB2341 .W572 1991
Illuminates why women’s colleges continue to produce graduates with higher career
achievement than that of their co-ed peers. Through history, social theory, statistical
analysis and case studies, documents the qualities and programs of these colleges
that appear related to producing accomplished, achieving graduates. The purpose is
not to claim that women’s colleges are better; rather, it suggests that educators
at all institutions can enhance their efforts to provide equitable opportunities for
all. The lessons bespeak taking women seriously, making the case that wll women associated
with a college or university must be supported, encouraged and empowered, in order
for women students to flourish.
Libraries: SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LB2332.3 .T68 1997
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD, USD. Call #: LB2332.3 .T68 1997
Although not focused specifically on academics, the book is nevertheless a worthwhile read for those contemplating or experiencing what Trafford calls “the period of personal renaissance in between middle and old age.”
Well-researched work on gender schemas that bias perceptions of women’s performance
in the workplace, thus translating into their accumulative career disadvantages.
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU, UCSD. Call #: HQ1237 .V35 1998
Ten American and ten British women leaders of colleges and universities tell about
swimming against the tide of male leadership that can limit career opportunities for
women in academe. Contributors include Pauline Perry, Carol A. Cartwright, Vera King
Farris, Carol C. Harter, Mary Patterson McPherson, Judith A. Sturnick and others.
Library: USD. Call #: LB2341 .A36 1996
Presents essays by Black and Hispanic scholars on various issues of concern to minority
women in American higher education. Includes a section on the general status of academic
Libraries: CSUSM, SDSU. Call#: LC3731 .P48 1992 USD; Call #: 378.19829 p467
A compendium of lively, hard-hitting articles from the newletter, Women in Higher Education. A blend of serious commentary, research results, and practical advice with cynical humor. The editors have compiled articles that demonstrate progress for women as well as effective strategies employed by women who have changed the academy. Other topics include women’s leadership and management styles, valuing the self, sex and sexuality, institutional politics.