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Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Alumnae Survey, 1976-2003 [United States] (ICPSR 21100)

Principal Investigator(s): Diamond, Nancy, Temple University


The Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Alumnae Survey was designed to identify demographic and educational information and the career experiences of women administrators and faculty who attended either the HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration or the HERS/Wellesley Management Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration during the years 1976 to 2003 and to examine their recollections about its utility and impact. The project, carried out in February and March 2004, used a self-administered questionnaire, which consisted primarily of closed-ended questions that asked about demographic and educational information, institutional and position characteristics, and areas of responsibility. Other questions sought information about career satisfaction and obstacles or barriers to career advancement. Respondents also were asked about their experiences transporting their new skills back to their home campuses. Two open-ended questions explored alumnae opinions about their career aspirations before and after HERS and the impact of HERS training on their careers.

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Study Description


Diamond, Nancy. HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCE SERVICES (HERS) ALUMNAE SURVEY, 1976-2003 [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR21100-v1. Philadelphia, PA: Nancy Diamond, Temple University [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21100.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21100.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (27-1894-961)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    career development, career goals, career guidance, colleges, education, educational administrators, educational background, educators, higher education, job satisfaction, postsecondary education, professional development, universities, women

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976--2003

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-01-31--2004-03-31

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Women who attended one of the HERS annual institutes during the years 1976 to 2003.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Non-integer values were recoded to integers for the creation of Stata files for variables per_4063 to per_4756 (2) The aforementioned variables were reformatted to fit the new values.


Sample:    Convenience Sample: the sample was comprised of the 2,887 women with reliable contact information of the 3,400 women who attended one of the annual HERS leadership development institutes during the years 1976 to 2003.

Weight:    none


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-12-19

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