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Premium Recasting Title IX: Addressing Gender Equity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Professoriate
Walters Julie,
McNeely Connie L.
Publication year2010
Publication title
review of policy research
Resource typeJournals
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc
Abstract Questions of gender equity and the underrepresentation of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professoriate in U.S. institutions of higher education have become central issues in debates on the role and makeup of the STEM workforce in today's innovation‐driven economy. In response, policy makers, advocacy groups, academics, and other stakeholders have called for the dedicated enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as a tool for combating gender inequities in the academic workforce. Although previously applied primarily to gender bias in athletic programs and participation, Title IX was created to address myriad aspects of gender equity in educational institutions and, as such, currently is being invoked in the realm of STEM academic employment. Accordingly, we analyze Title IX relative to categories of potential regulatory development in light of the policy environment and related dynamics. Providing an historical overview of Title IX and its associated regulations as background, we characterize and delineate its relevance to gender disparities in the STEM professoriate, identifying areas for policy consideration and future application.
Subject(s)enforcement , equity (law) , gender equality , gender equity , gender studies , higher education , law , political science , public administration , public relations , realm , social science , sociology , women in science , workforce
SCImago Journal Rank0.832

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