ERIC Number: ED278327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Women Faculty Scholarly Productivity.
Kovar, Susan K.
The amount of research and publication completed by male and female faculty was compared over 3 years with a sample of 56 male and 40 female physical education faculty in the Big Ten Universities. Male faculty members published significantly more articles in unreferred journals, received significantly more reductions in teaching loads to do research, developed significantly more sources of funding for continued research, and attended more seminars designed to improve advising. Female faculty members attended significantly more seminars to improve their communication skills leading to improved teaching. Five recommendations were offered to improve the research and scholarly skills of women faculty, including: fighting stereotypic thinking and role assignments; establishing a mentor system to promote research, publication, and grant writing; and developing a network of colleagues to edit manuscripts and women editors to request them. The study also determined that women were as interested in research as the men respondents and had similar rates of tenure as men, although women had significantly lower academic rank than men in the present study. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a conference on Women in Research (Iowa City, IA, September 1985).