Gender and Higher Education: Increasing Exposure of Harassment and Pay Gaps

  • Ellen Hazelkorn
Keywords: Ireland, Sexual harassment, consent, gender pay gap, gender balance, compliance

Abstract

In Ireland and the United Kingdom, public discourse around issues of sexual harassment and promotion and pay gaps is increasing. A lack of research, combined with a lack of understanding, means the full scale is unknown, and universities lack basic guidelines. Narrow definitions of excellence also shape academic culture. But action is slowly taking hold. The take-away is that nothing moves institutions faster
than compliance and money.

Author Biography

Ellen Hazelkorn

Ellen Hazelkorn is professor emerita and director of the Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), and education policy consultant, BH Associates, Ireland. 

Published
2018-06-11
How to Cite
Hazelkorn, E. (2018). Gender and Higher Education: Increasing Exposure of Harassment and Pay Gaps. International Higher Education, 94, 7-8. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2018.0.10555
Section
The #MeToo Movement and Gender Issues