Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

4-2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

2009 Pro>Active Publications

Comments

Journal ofWomen in Educational Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 2-ApriI2009 ISSN: 1541-6224

Abstract

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 ten- ured female faculty in American higher education and to propose strategies for reversing this trend. Specific suggestions for improving the collegiate work en- vironment for women at the individual, department, and institutional levels are provided.

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