Women in Higher Education Infographic
Academia has always been considered an “old boys’ club,” but fortunately, some high-powered women are challenging the status quo with bold innovations and policy changes to help schools – and, more importantly, their students – succeed. Although their share of higher education leadership roles may be smaller than men’s, these women are impacting higher education in unique, and sometimes surprising, ways.
Some are forging new paths for underrepresented populations like adults, minorities, part-time and online students –an ever-growing and formidable force of learners who are breaking the “traditional” mold and redefining what it means to be a college student. (In fact, only about 15 percent of undergrad students today fit the “traditional” label: full-time and living on or near campus.) Some women leaders are challenging policies that no longer serve today’s student, while others are fighting to make high-quality education accessible to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic class.