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ERIC Number: EJ815924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-17
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Women Accuse Rutgers Political-Science Department of Bias and Hostility
Moser, Kate
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n8 pA14 Oct 2008
Female faculty members and graduate students at Rutgers University in New Brunswick's political-science department feel unfairly compensated and shut out of leadership positions by their male counterparts, says an internal university report obtained by "The Chronicle." In at least one case, a woman has been afraid to complain about sexual harassment because of worries about retaliation. Reviewing a variety of salary data, the committee uncovered "evidence of subtle and not-so-subtle bias against women in the department," leading committee members to recommend that the university "take decisive action to remedy the departmental culture," the report says. Douglas Greenberg, the university's new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, told "The Chronicle" that the report has been at the top of his agenda since his first day on the job in August. No steps have been taken yet to deal with the report's findings. Mr. Greenberg said he wanted to fully understand the "very serious charges" in the report before he acts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey