Date of this Version
2009 Pro>Active Publications
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.