Women Administrators in Higher Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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Jana Nidiffer, Carolyn Terry Bashaw
SUNY Press, Jan 4, 2001 - Education - 299 pages
In this book Jana Nidiffer and Carolyn Terry Bashaw fill in the pieces of the story of the history of women in higher education as well as tackle contemporary topics such as the controversies surrounding women's education; the contributions of women religious and lay presidents and their use of power; the relationship of emergent leadership theory to women; the growth and development of deans of women; the role of women's professional organizations; and quandaries of provosts, physical educators, and student affairs professionals. The book illustrates the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.

Contributors include R. Vivian Acosta, Carolyn Terry Bashaw, Cynthia Farr Brown, Linda Jean Carpenter, Candace Introcaso, Susan R. Jones, Susan R. Komives, Sharon A. McDade, Jana Nidiffer, Joan Paul, and Karen Doyle Walton.

 

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Contents

Quiet Inspiration and Hard Work The Impact of Women Administrators
1
Historical Background
11
Crumbs from the Boys Table The First Century of Coeducation
13
Academic and Institutional Leadership
35
Patterns of Leadership The Impact of Female Authority in Four Womens Colleges 18801910
37
Determination in Leadership Pioneering Roman Catholic Women Presidents
67
At the Top of the Faculty Women as Chief Academic Officers
85
New Leadership for a New Century Womens Contribution to Leadership in Higher Education
101
Reassessment and Redefinition The NAWDC and Higher Education for Women
157
Agents of Social Control The Role of Physical Educators as Guardians of Womens Health 18601960
183
Let Her Swim Climb Mountain Peaks SelfSacrifice and Success in Expanding Athletic Programs for Women
207
Contemporary Issues of Women as Senior Student Affairs Officers
231
To Serve the Needs of Women The AAUW NAWDC and Persistence of Academic Womens Support Networks
249
Women Administrators in Higher Education Today and in the Future
271
Contributors
279
Index
283

Changing Lives Women as Managers Mentors Guardians and Healers
133
Advocates on Campus Deans of Women Create a New Profession
135
SUNY series Frontiers in Education
295
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Jana Nidiffer is Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan, the author of Pioneering Deans of Women: More than Wise and Pious Matrons, and the coauthor (with Arthur Levine) of Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College.

Carolyn Terry Bashaw is Professor of History at Le Moyne College and the author of "Stalwart Women": A Historical Analysis of Deans of Women in the South.

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