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Bill of Rights for Women in Higher Education

We have the right....


Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights

for

Women in Higher Education

Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Students

We have the right to be taught as we want to learn, respecting that there are

multiple, valid paths to wisdom, not only the classical, hierarchical, step-by-step

method, in both careers and classes on campus.

We have the right to have our opinions and our life experiences valued and

respected.

We have the right to enjoy classes and jobs free of sexism and gender

discrimination.

We have the right to enjoy classes and jobs free of sexual harassment.

We have the right to expect opportunities to be unrestricted by our gender

in all things on campus: admissions, financial aid, degree requirements,

funding, career advice, job placements, tenure, promotion, participation in

decision-making, research, teaching in the classroom and elsewhere, and sports

participation and leadership.

We have the right to value family life without depreciating our career

commitment.

We have the right to support those actions that reflect our values and reject

those actions that contradict them.

We have the right to conduct research in a manner harmonious to both the

discipline and subjects, rejecting arbitrary standards that undervalue qualitative

and participative studies.

We have the right to value cooperation and collaboration to the same extent

as competition and aggression are valued.

We have the right to be judged by objective standards that favor neither

gender.

Women in Higher Education

March 1993

 

Reprinted September 2013

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