ERIC Number: ED153557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Women in Academia: Faculty Sponsorship, Informal Social Structures and Career Success.
Cameron, Susan M.
The possible sponsorship/career success relationship among university male and female faculty is investigated. Focus is on the effects this sponsorship process has in later career success as measured by publication rate, grants received, rate of professional collaboration, and professional network involvement. A sample of 133 faculty members (64 women and 69 men) from nine universities were surveyed. The respondent's teaching discipline and rank, age, marital status, and graduate school are provided. Results show that women faculty publish somewhat less than men faculty and that women are not included in the networks that lead to publishing to the extent that men are; however, women faculty are as successful as their male counterparts in collaboration and in grants received over three years. (SPG)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, College Faculty, Females, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Publications, Research Projects, Role Models, Socialization, Success, Surveys, Women Faculty
Michigan University, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for the Study of Higher Education.