Faculty who chose to stop their tenure clock need support to ensure equity: Study


A study exploring faculty members’ decision on using tenure clock stops during the pandemic has found that women and ethnic minorities tended to use them more, leading to possible equity issues, writes Megan Zahneis. The study found that “ethnic minoritized” faculty and women were more likely to accept a first clock stop. Additionally, women faced higher levels of familial demands during a clock stoppage, and that women in social and behavioral sciences were most likely to accept clock stoppages. The study recommends that institutions support faculty members in catching up after clock-stops so that they do not lose time towards tenure and promotion. Chronicle of Higher Education Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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