An expert on tenure describes best practices for getting tenure.
If the profession does not act now, faculty diversity may be stalled for another 30 years--which does not serve the interests of the academy or society at large.
Studies have shown that both male and female faculty members favor males in classroom settings.
The data reveal that the pipeline is leaky, hemorrhaging women from the time they enter as college undergraduates until the time a select few attain full professorship.
The simple truth is that it is easier for men to have itall--a successful faculty career and a family--than for women.
"Seek specifics. Ask your department chair what counts for tenure and what doesn't--and get it in writing."
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