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Community Colleges

Women are represented in all echelons of the community college-they are students, faculty members, and support staff, as well as administrators and trustees. There are more women in community colleges than in four-year universities. Since the 1970s, women have dominated higher education enrollments and are even better represented in community college enrollments. The percentage of senior-level administrators (academic officers, student affairs officers, chief financial officers) and full-time women faculty has also significantly increased during this time. However, although there have been marked shifts illustrating the greater parity women have achieved with men in the community college, they remain underrepresented in professional leadership executive positions and overrepresented in nonprofessional support service positions. In addition, issues related to work/school and family balance have received more attention over ...

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