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Women’s Issues

Although women have reached parity in many areas of higher education including in enrollment and degree completion and in instructor and assistant professor positions, internationally, women remain underrepresented in the uppermost levels of staff, administration, and faculty and continue to encounter many barriers to their success within higher education. Although the culture and climate of higher education institutions have improved since women’s introduction to academia, they continue to be dominated by men, particularly White men, reinforce gender norms, and foster an unwelcoming and uncomfortable environment for women and minoritized individuals.

Further, women of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual women; and nonbinary or genderqueer individuals who are perceived to be women encounter additional layers of challenges within higher education. Therefore, women encounter a myriad ...

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