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Task force recommends gender equity plan

Gender Equity Task Force Report recommends creation of plan to eliminate faculty gender inequity

Posted: November 3, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Gender Equity Task Force, created by the provost of The University of Texas at Austin in March 2007, has recommended in its report that the university develop and enact a 5-10 year gender equity plan to "reduce or eliminate faculty gender inequity--specifically with respect to hiring, promotion, salaries and governance."

The report, presented this week to Provost Steven Leslie, found gender gaps at The University of Texas at Austin in areas of faculty representation, promotion and attrition for faculty advancing through the ranks, salary and leadership. It also noted concerns about the "climate" for women faculty on campus, departmental governance structures, a lack of clear knowledge by faculty and administrators about "family-friendly policies" on campus, and a need to improve the situation of senior women faculty members. The report said senior women at the university are more likely to feel isolated and less recognized for their professional achievem
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