Undergraduate Women's Leadership Committee Records
Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]
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The Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership at Princeton University was formed by President Shirley M. Tilghman in December 2009 in order to gain a better understanding of how female and male Princeton undergraduates define and experience achievement and leadership. The committee grew out of campus discussions about disparities between men and women in visible positions of campus leadership and concerns that undergraduate women appeared to be winning fewer academic prizes and postgraduate fellowships than men.
The committee examined current and historic data on both academic leadership and extracurricular participation at Princeton; whenever possible, it made comparisons with peer institutions. The committee also consulted broadly with the student body -- as well as with alumnae/i, faculty and staff -- through workshops, focus groups and surveys.
Most of the work of the committee was carried out by subcommittees. The subcommittees examined the first-year student experience, academic and faculty issues, campus life and extracurricular activities, alumni/ae perspectives, and comparisons with other institutions. These groups met regularly between meetings of the full committee and undertook a variety of tasks.
The subcommittees and full committee continued their work through the February 2011 and issued a report in March 2011. The report describes the committee's findings and provides recommendations for improving the opportunities for all students to excel at Princeton.
Includes a report of the Steering Committe on Undergraduate Women's Leadership, a Summary of Findings and Recommendations, records relating the production of the report, events relating the presentation of the report, publicity. The records also include electronic files nearly 72 megabytes of electronic files produced in the course of the commmittee's work.
The records are arranged into two series: analog and digital files.
Transferred to the University Archives in 2012 [AR.2012.044].
Full text searching of this collection's archived web site(s) is available through the Archive-It interface.
This collection contains materials created in digital formats. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin and Dan Santamaria in 2012 and 2013. Collection-level description and file level inventory was created in 2013. Electronic records are described in broad categories established by the committeee, and are not desscribed at the file level. No arrangment work was conducted during initial processing in 2012 and 2013; files remain in the order that they were received at the library.
No material was separated from the collection during initial processing in 2012.
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- Access Restrictions
Three folders (two analog folders and one electronic) are restricted for thirty years from the date of creation of the record. These folder were identified as as containing personally identifiable information by the committee itself. All remaining material is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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This website, intended primarily for the Princeton student community, was created by the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership to stimulate conversation on how female and male Princeton undergraduates define and experience achievement and leadership. This website contains the Committee's purpose, membership, timeline, and a link to the final published report.
Full text searching of this archived web site is available through the Archive-It interface.
Original order retained.Physical Description