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ERIC Number: EJ829799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-23
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Grad Students Think Twice about Jobs in Academe
June, Audrey Williams
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n20 pA1 Jan 2009
According to new research, aspiring professors' negative view of faculty life at top research institutions is common: the large study of the University of California's graduate students revealed that less than half perceive major research institutions to be family-friendly workplaces for tenure-track professors. About 8,400 Ph.D. students from nine of the 10 University of California campuses responded to the survey. It was conducted in 2006-2007 by Mason and Marc Goulden, director of data initiatives in academic affairs at Berkeley, as part of the University of California Family Edge Initiative. "The degree to which they rated research universities as not family-friendly was surprising," Marc Goulden says. Their ideas about teaching-intensive universities were quite different, however. Eighty-two percent of men and 73 percent of women saw those institutions as the most family-friendly career choice among careers both inside and outside academe, according to the survey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California