Pre-award contract review of the UT affirmative action compliance program, 1976

a table reporting the percentage of women professors in each college department

Author: Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Affirmative action efforts at UT, begun in 1973, were fledgling when this 1976 review was conducted. UT’s Classics Department represented a particularly egregious failure to meet University aspirations: the department had no women among its permanent faculty. Although some other departments were entirely male, they had either fewer women within the discipline or fewer total faculty. Many departments, including Classics, failed to respond to the request to submit data on hiring minorities, featured two pages later. A slow increase in the number of women faculty in Classics began shortly after this review came out, but improvements in minority representation did not occur until much more recently.

Courtesy of UT Black Studies Archive, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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