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LEADING THE CHARGE # Female students find success with a personal approach to education. By Laura Burkehart Clockwise from above: Cottey College graduates, Hollins University campus, and Mary Baldwin student 178 AUGUST 2014 usairwaysmag.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF WOMEN'S COLLEGE COALITION PO Box 3983 Decatur, GA 404.234.8715 womenscolleges.org I n 1972, the presidents of several women's colleges joined forces to address education in a rapidly changing world. Social and economic changes brought on by the women's and Civil Rights Movements and Title IX led many colleges to become coed. Today, while women make up 57 percent of undergraduates in the U.S., only five percent attend women's colleges. Despite these numbers, alumnae of women's institutions report higher rates of satisfaction with their educational experience than those who attended coed colleges and universities. Students at women's colleges are more involved in campus activities and benefit from an academic environment tailored to their more collaborative teaching and learning styles. A personal touch sets the 43 colleges and universities of the Women's College Coalition apart. Student-centered education and smaller class sizes, compared to many coed institutions, allow women to thrive academically. More oneon-one attention from faculty offers greater opportunity for collaboration between students and professors on research, and encourages lively classroom discussions. Leadership is more than a buzzword on these campuses. A major focus for the currently enrolled and alumnae alike, building leadership skills is both an educational goal and a personal one for faculty and students. The colleges in the coalition promote women's issues and interests, and turn out strong leaders across all disciplines. Whether in the classroom, in athletics, or in the workplace, these graduates are consistently at the forefront of their fields. The Coalition is dedicated to transforming the world through the education and success of girls and women by research-sharing, admissions advocacy, and providing opportunities for collaboration between member colleges, and it puts this mission into action in a variety of ways. Coalition institutions identify issues of importance to women's colleges and conduct research together, sharing the findings among member institutions, and collaborate on special projects. One upcoming example is the Women, Leadership, and Sustainability Conference, a joint effort between the Women's College Coalition, Women's Education Worldwide, and two U.S. women's colleges. In September, the conference will welcome women's colleges representatives from around the world to promote women's leadership in issues such as food security and sustainability, and explore ways to enhance the effectiveness of women's colleges as agents of change. The WCC promotes its schools through its website and encourages college-bound women http://www.womenscolleges.org http://www.womenscolleges.org http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Best Cultural Sites
Great Escapes: RIU Hotels and Resorts
Style Spotlight: Beach Wear
Golf: Wyndham Championship
Diversions: Stargazing
Connections: Everybody's Business
Gear Up: Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Vancouver
Great Tastes: Bonefish Grill
Special Section: Orange County, California
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Special Section: Celebrate Opera
To Your Health: Lumiday and Luminite
Special Section: Newport News, Virginia
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Great Dates: Las Vegas Marathon
Special Section: Women's College Coalition
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

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