Family-Friendly Policies May Not Help as Much as They Should, Conference Speaker Says

USA“Are family-friendly policies at colleges and universities really in the best interest of women in academe? That’s the question a Rutgers University administrator — herself the mother of three grown children — raised during a panel at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education’s annual labor conference here today. Speaking at a session titled Under the Table: Race and Gender in Promotion and Tenure, Karen R. Stubaus, associate vice president for academic affairs at Rutgers University, said that family-friendly policies, like allowing women to take time off the tenure clock to care for young children or creating part-time tenure-track appointments, are meant to help young academics. But she is concerned that such benefits may, in fact, hurt them …” (more)

[Audrey Williams June, Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 April]

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