Title

Strategies to Increase Gender Equity on a Rural Campus

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Women in Higher Education

Volume

15

Issue

10

Publisher

Women in Higher Education

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

In 2001, when Dr. Martha Potvin became the first woman dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Dakota, the biologist noticed the dearth of women both in the sciences and at the full professor rank. Recognizing that the University's rural location and limited budget present challenges to establishing equity, Potvin began a proactive campaign to recruit, retain and advance women and minorities at her college. She shared her strategy and tactics in her presentation "Gender Equity in American Higher Education: It is Easier to Walk the Talk if You Have a Destination" at the Oxford Round Table Women's Leadership conference in Oxford, England in August.

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