Turning Chutes into Ladders for Women Faculty: A Review and Roadmap for Equity in Academia.

  title={Turning Chutes into Ladders for Women Faculty: A Review and Roadmap for Equity in Academia.},
  author={Michelle I. Cardel and Emily J Dhurandhar and Ceren Yarar-Fisher and Monica Foster and Bertha Hidalgo and Leslie A. McClure and Sherry L Pagoto and Noam Brown and Dori W. Pekmezi and Noha Sharafeldin and Amanda Willig and Christine Angelini},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
Despite significant progress in recent decades, the recruitment, advancement, and promotion of women in academia remain low. Women represent a large portion of the talent pool in academia, and receive >50% of all PhDs, but this has not yet translated into sustained representation in faculty and leadership positions. Research indicates that women encounter numerous "chutes" that remove them from academia or provide setbacks to promotion at all stages of their careers. These include the… 

Figures from this paper

Mentoring Millennial Women in Academia

The COVID-19 pandemic created a host of simultaneous, ongoing ramifications for institutions of higher education. One of the most prominent and critical is financial. Although increasing retirement

Gender Equity in the Marketing Academy: From Performative to Institutional Allyship

The fair treatment of women in the workplace, where they experience both opportunities and constraints, has been on and off higher education agendas for decades. Yet, institutionalised gendered

Innovative Wellness Models to Support Advancement and Retention Among Women Physicians.

By engaging in innovative models for equitable advancement and retention, it is anticipated that diverse groups of women faculty will be better represented at higher levels of leadership and thus contribute to the creation of more equitable work climates, fostering well-being for women physicians.

Wrangling the system: How tenure impacts Indigenous research

Faculty research agendas are informed by and intertwined with the evaluation process. One’s research agenda influences productivity, choice in methodology, and dissemination decisions. Indigenous

Mentoring Women to Publish in Order to Thrive in the Academic Patriarchy

It is vital for women to publish their writing for tenure and promotion so that they are no longer underrepresented as senior scholars in academia. Furthermore, it is important that their radical and

An examination of gender difference in advancement and salary for Marriage and Family Therapy faculty members working in public universities.

Evidence for inequitable advancement and salary disparity for women in academia is compelling, but only a marginal amount of research has explored this in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy

Managing the career effects of discrimination and motherhood: The role of collegial support for a caregiving policy at a research-intensive U.S. university

ABSTRACT Implementing and encouraging use of policies aimed at creating an equitable higher education workplace for women academics can be challenging. Often, policy usage may be avoided due to

Gender Differences in Careers and Publications Within the Sport Management Academy

Sport management programs are essential pathways by which aspiring professionals in the sport industry achieve their university education. Although a substantial segment of sport management

Forum: Gendered Dynamics of Academic Networks

This forum examines whether scholars’ access to networks in the international studies profession is gendered and if so, the consequences of those networks for personal and professional success.

Navigating the academic ladder as an early career researcher in earth and environmental sciences

There is growing concern in Higher Education around job security, work–life balance and inequalities, and early career researchers (ECRs) must make difficult trade‐offs and life choices. Literature



Retention and promotion of women and underrepresented minority faculty in science and engineering at four large land grant institutions

This study investigates tenure attainment, retention, and time to promotion to full professor for women and URM faculty at four large land grant institutions and finds significant differences in promotion patterns between URM and other faculty.

Enhancing Gender Equity in Academia

Women are underrepresented in U.S. tenure-track faculty positions, and institutional interventions are key to creating greater gender equality and accessing women’s potential. This study examines the

Female Managers and Gender Disparities : The Case of Academic Department Chairs

Appointing female managers is a common proposal to improve women’s representation and outcomes in the workplace, but it is unclear how well such policies accomplish these goals. I study the effect of

Sponsorship: a path to the academic medicine C-suite for women faculty?

Although academic medicine differs from the corporate world, the strong sponsorship programs that have advanced women into corporations' upper levels of leadership can serve as models for sponsorship programs to launch new leaders in academic medicine.

Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention of Women in Academic Medicine: How Institutions Are Addressing Gender Disparities.

Academic advancement of women in medicine: do socialized gender differences have a role in mentoring?

The limited advancement of women in the upper echelons of medicine is not substantially different from that ofWomen in other areas of science, mathematics, and business, and engineering and business colleagues have described similar issues as they search for greater gender equality in their upper ranks.

Strategies for Professors Who Service the University to Earn Tenure and Promotion.

Tenure and promotion are great aspirations for college professors. They are indicators of success in the professions. Universities stipulate in their official documents and numerous higher education

Faculty Mentoring Programs: Reenvisioning Rather Than Reinventing the Wheel

In this review, the authors trace the evolution of mentoring programs in the United States in business and academe, provide insight on the challenges associated with the study of mentoring, and

Faculty Service Loads and Gender: Are Women Taking Care of the Academic Family?

This paper investigates the amount of academic service performed by female versus male faculty. We use 2014 data from a large national survey of faculty at more than 140 institutions as well as 2012