While more than half of all college students are women, less than one-third of all full-time professors are women--and the troubling gaps in academia are proving difficult to close.

But the low representation of women in higher education isn't indicative of their qualifications to be higher-ed leaders, according to Higher Ed Spotlight: Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education.

The pipeline myth, or the idea that there are too few women qualified to hold leadership positions, is exactly that--a myth. While there may be qualified women, are they holding higher-ed leadership positions at...

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