Proposal, New England Regional Resource Center for Women in Higher Education, 1971, page 4

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academe who might be candidates for high or low level jobs in the universities.

2. Personnel Policies: Development of Models, Legal Guidance and
Innovations

This service would be provided both to individual women in a university
community having questions and problems regarding their rights, and to
institutions interested in experimenting with new personnel policies and
benefit-structures, in order to propose adaptations that would accommodate
part-time faculty members, for example. This office might for example analyze
and make recommendations on anti-nepotism rulings which presently prevent
husbands and wives from teaching in the same department or university.
Several of the universities in the region have adopted positive declarations
on nepotism but are no more ready to hire husband-and-wife teams than before.
To go from "declaration" to implementation requires short-term action and
policy-oriented research that a centrally located staff could undertake.
Other issues are parental leaves; child care facilities and their cost-
accounting vis-a-vis other benefits; recruitment, hiring, and promotion for
academic and non-academic women; TIAA-CREF and benefits for married students.,

So far innovations such as part-time full status positions on the
faculty (see new legislation at Stanford, Columbia University, Princeton,
Cornell and Wesleyan) have had to be individually designed. Now, however,
there are models to choose among and the office could disseminate these to
university faculties that have not yet adopted new legislation.

3. Affirmative Action

Affirmative action proposals constitute one of several modes
of effecting personnel changes but since they are now being required of all
colleges and universities, we list affirmative action as a separate service
category for the regional office. This is particularly necessary given HEW's
focus on blacks and the problems institutions have in distinguishing the
structural barriers that operate against non-white from those that operate