ERIC Number: EJ1072072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Work/Life Satisfaction Policy in ADVANCE Universities: Assessing Levels of Flexibility
Tower, Leslie E.; Dilks, Lisa M.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v8 n3 p157-174 Sep 2015
Work/life satisfaction policies are seen as key to recruiting, retaining, and advancing high quality faculty. This article explores the work/life policies prevalent at NSF ADVANCE institutions (PAID, Catalyst, and IT). We systematically review ADVANCE university websites (N = 124) and rank 9 categories of work/life policy including dual career support, tenure clock extension, and tuition remission. Our rankings show that for most policies, ADVANCE institutions are highly progressive. For example, protections for birth mothers tend to be generous and more than half of the universities surveyed go beyond the ACA regarding lactation. However, tuition remission and dual-career policies are lagging.
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Satisfaction, Personnel Policy, Universities, Higher Education, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Leaves of Absence, Employed Parents, Mothers, Tenure, Child Care, Caregivers, Older Adults, Tuition, Fringe Benefits, Homosexuality, Social Support Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: HRD-1007978