ERIC Number: EJ848872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Women and Tenure: Closing the Gap
Schoening, Anne M.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v7 n2 p77-92 Apr 2009
Women in 2009 are earning advanced degrees in record numbers, yet they are shying away from careers in higher education. The demands of motherhood, coupled with a lack of family friendly policies in the academic workplace make life in the academy less desirable for a new generation of female scholars. The purpose of this article is to explore the reasons behind the low numbers of tenured female faculty in American higher education and to propose strategies for reversing this trend. Specific suggestions for improving the collegiate work environment for women at the individual, department, and institutional levels are provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Females, Work Environment, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Teaching Conditions, Marital Status, Child Rearing, Gender Bias, Social Bias, Child Care, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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