Education & Education Reform

While women have made enormous strides in higher education, progress has been uneven. Women now receive a majority of undergraduate degrees but disparities remain, particularly at graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Colleges and universities still reflect inequities based on race, ability, geography and income. And more efforts must focus on advancing women and women of color into tenured and leadership positions with institutions of higher learning.

There is growing concern about the rising cost of higher education and how to improve quality and access. The financial crisis of 2008-09 has shrunk many endowment funds and reduced the number of scholarships available as well as making state and community colleges more competitive and less accessible. The effects of corporatization on college campuses are also a source of concern for the quality and independence of scholarship, including for women’s studies and other inter-disciplinary programs.

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By Quailan Pantin, Programs Intern                              ...
Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing...
Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily...

News

  • May 30, 2011

    According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), African-Americans earn only 1 percent of Ph.D.’s in physics. This blog post discusses a May 2011 NSF workshop focused on collaboration in the sciences with the express purpose of increasing the...


  • May 24, 2011

    Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and an NCRW Board member, received an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Cloninger was presented her honorary degree and served as the keynote commencement...


  • May 24, 2011

    Researchers at Georgetown University calculates the median salary for workers by their college major. Among the findings are major disparities between genders and races.


  • May 19, 2011

    Forcoming study  by University of Guelph professor Sean Lyons, Carleton University professor Linda Schweitzer and Dalhousie University professor Ed Ng to be published Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations (RI/IR) finds that women enter the...


  • May 17, 2011

    The article “Gender and College Recruiting,” which was first published in the April 2011 issue of the NACE Journal, reports that the average starting salary for a Class of 2010 new female college graduate with a bachelor’s degree was...