Women's Work and Women's Studies 1971 Questionnaire, Jennie Farley, 1972

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The Barnard Women's Center recently sent out a questionnaire to people i.vtlncd in women's studies requesting their opinions on a proposed interdisciplinary bibliography of the year's work in women's studies. As the response soundly supported our project, we would now like to proceed viii collecting information both from organizations and from individuals. Our purpose is to incorporate the year's academic studies on women, either completed or in progress, along with'information on innovative action projects such as women‘s health collectives, comunity day care, legal aid, women's publications, feminist theater, film projects, and so forth. In this way we hope to spark a livelier interchange between theory and practice.

What we need from you in the space provided below is a description of the research or project in which you are involved. Or if you know of an individual or group whose work should be included, please either let us know about it or else pass this request for information on to them. Finally from those associated with women's publications, we would welcome any pub- licity for our project that your publication can provide.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Name ~Jenn1e Farley

Adjunct Assistant Professor Industrial & Labor Relations DBJA Ives Hall

Cornell University organization ithaca, New rorl? 14650

or Institution


In the space below please try to summarize the purpose, goals, methods, and any other vital information about your research or project. Attach additional sheets if necessary and return to:

The women's Center

Barnard College

606 West 120th Street

New York, New York 10027

"Career Patterns of University Employees? a study of work satisfaction as reported by all employees (female and male, black and white, faculty and staff) of a university. A onewpage quest1onna1re was administered by campus mail; nearly 4000 usable questionnaires were returned which represents a response rate of 60%. Analysis now going forward. The object is to identify factors affecting work satisfaction and to recommend policy change, if warranted. I am testing hypotheses having to do with work satisfaction reported by women and minority employees.

"Career Aspirations of Undergraduate Students," a study of differential in work plans between women and men college students is planned for Fall 1972. Questionnaire has been preutested during current (Spring 19723 term. We aim to isolate factors affecting the seeming dampening of women's career aspirations which appears to occur during undergraduate years at maleworiented institutions and to compare student attitudes current1y reported with those reported by Goldsen, Rosenberg et al in the 1950's. This is being undertaken in cooperation with the local chapter of NOW and the university's Career Center. The final report will include recommendations for changes in counseling programs and practices for undergraduate women.


Industrial and Helped teach course, "Women at Work," in the School of Labor Relations, 50 juniors and seniors, of whom half were men.

Prepared materials based on a similar course I taught last term ("Sociology of the Female Labor Force") for a miniucourse for Cooperative Extension Agents. They, in turn, are offering no less than 14 programs or courses in the counties in New York State based on that material.

Participated in a study group on "Women at Work? One of the things that came out of that was the decision to hire a woman in the Career Center who would seek to develop programs appropriate to the needs of women who are dissatisfied with current counseling.

The College of Arts and Sciences has recently voted to acce t

the Women's Studies Program here (formerly Female Studies?

as a "quasiodepartment". Persons participating in the

preparation of the proposal that was finally accepted are: Judith Long Laws, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Psychdogy Mary Beth Norton, Assistant Professor,History

‘Sarah Diamant, Ph.D. candidate in History Patricia Latham, Ph.D. candidate in English Barbara Rosecrance, Lecturer, English Rozalind Kenworthy, Liaison Officer, Ganeet Medical Clinic & Planned Parenthood Alice H. Cook, Professor of Industrial & Labor Relations *~Karen A. Feeny, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior and me.

If you write to each of these persons, I expect you'll find that

each of them has a long list of projects of the soft you'd very much like to list in your bibliography.

I'll be looking forward to seei g a copy of th bibliography,

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