Gender Equity or Bust!: On the Road to Campus Leadership by Mary Dee Wenniger, Mary Helen Conroy

By Mary Dee Wenniger, Mary Helen Conroy

Gender battles nonetheless rage on most faculty and collage campuses this day. For 8 years, girls in better schooling has mentioned women's strategic advances within the academy. Its target is to enlighten, inspire, empower, and enrage girls directors, school, and scholars in larger education.This publication is a compendium of full of life, hard-hitting articles from the profitable publication. Its thematic sections mixture critical statement, learn effects, and sensible suggestion with wry humor. Readers will discover a wide view of modern growth in addition to powerful thoughts from girls who've replaced the academy. subject matters comprise women's management and administration kinds and techniques, valuing the self, intercourse and sexuality, taking part in politics, and masses extra. choked with knowledge drawn from real-world adventure, Gender fairness or Bust! illuminates what girls can do to remodel the tradition of upper schooling into one who honors their values and contributions.

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5. Cooperative behaviors are encouraged; competitive behaviors are minimized. 6. Everyone has a desire to achieve. 7. All of us like to be appreciated. 8. Everyone has the freedom to express ideas, to experiment, and to fail. 9. Everyone prefers meaningful work to meaningless work. 10. Each individual is treated with respect. 11. Everyone needs to be informed as completely as possible on all matters. 12. Change, renewal, and constant readjustment are important aspects of an educational community.

To which most of today’s female leaders would reply “Amen” or maybe “Ah, men. ” Today’s characterization of women’s leadership is that it comes from a W 9 02 Wenniger 9-66 10 2/15/01 11:23 AM Page 10 Gender Equity or Bust! completely different viewpoint, emphasizing cooperation and collaboration over hierarchy and order. The process is as important as the product, and feelings and perceptions are as important as facts. The best leaders are team players, who care about others rather than about just the bottom line.

The ideas are there. ” And will isn’t enough by itself, Cross has found. ” Involvement Is the Key Her first semester, Cross realized she couldn’t just tell people “we must increase the enrollment,” without involving them. Before coming on campus, she phoned professors. “Our first objective was to call every single student who has applied to Chicago State University. ” Reaching out to students increased enrollment by 17 percent the first year, encouraging the faculty. “When people see an achievement through their collective effort, they’re motivated,” says Cross.

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