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Promoting Gender Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do

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The American Federation of Teachers released a report Tuesday on how colleges, universities and faculty unions can help recruit and retain women professors. The authors review data illustrating that women comprise a relatively small share of the faculty (both in various disciplines and overall) even though they represent the majority of undergraduate students and doctorate-earners. The paper also lists several policies and approaches that administrators can pursue to better promote gender equity in the professoriate. It is the second in a two-part series of AFT papers on diversity; the first examined racial and ethnic diversity.

Read the Report: http://www.aft.org/pdfs/highered/genderdiversity0511.pdf

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  1. June 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the tip on this report. I wrote yesterday a description about a project at my university that you might find interesting:
    The promotion project: Getting more women professors: http://t.co/eSpEW6n

    And there are several more entries trying to offer contemporary perspectives on gender equality in higher ed on my site.

    Thanks again for the tip!

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