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ERIC Number: ED366269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Provost's Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Women Faculty.
Strober, Myra H.; And Others
A committee studied the recruitment and retention of women faculty at Stanford University (California). The committee gathered data in four ways. First, they looked at Stanford-wide data on number and percentage of women faculty by school and department and reviewed faculty salary information by gender. Second, they compared Stanford data with data from comparable institutions for number and percentage of women. Third, they collected data on the experiences of faculty members through focus groups of a stratified random sample of junior faculty and young senior faculty; through review of questionnaires returned by faculty members; and through telephone interviews with a matched sample of faculty women and men, who had left Stanford in the past 5 years. Fourth, they spoke with department chairs about their recruitment and retention procedures and with chairs of recent faculty search committees about their recruitment procedures. Fifth, they gathered information on the use of the Faculty Affirmative Action Fund in past years. From their study the Committee developed 16 recommendations that fall under the categories of creating a culture of faculty support, increasing the number and percentage of women faculty, promoting salary equity and using benefits to enhance recruitment and retention, and assisting faculty to combine work and family. Appendices provide tables which detail findings by department and school. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.