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          [handwritten] Mary - where did this come from? Do we know?

New England Regional Resource Center for Women in Higher Education 

Background 

For two years, universities have been studying the status of women in
higher education and analyzing some of the structural and psychological barriers
which prevent women students and faculty members from participating fully in
the academic community [1]. Documentation describing the exclusion of women from
graduate school, research, faculty and administrative posts, and professional
association is extensive [2]. These reports are as much a response to the demands 
of women as to the requirements of the federal government. Executive Order
11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, calls upon universities to create
and enforce affirmative action programs for women as well as for minority
persons. Universities are now beginning to search for women faculty members
and to review and alter recruitment and employment policies. But they often
lack commitment to improve the position of women, as well as the information
with which to begin change.

Women administrators from six private coeducational and formerly all-
male institutions in New England, all of whom are engaged in one way or
another with increasing opportunities for women on their respective campuses,
met to discuss common concerns and needs at Sturbridge, Massachusetts on
September 22, 1971.

Present were:
Dr. Jacquelyn Mattfeld, and her assistant, Nancy Siemple
Vice President and Associate Provost
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

[1]
See Pat Graham, "Women in Academe" available from Princeton University.
Reprinted in Science. Also Pamela Roby "Structural and Internal Barriers to
Women in Higher Education"

[2]
Among these (available from their respective campuses) are: Reports from
Berkeley, University of Chicago, SUNY—Buffalo, Yale, Harvard, UMASS, Boston