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College of Liberal Arts Gender Council

The College of Liberal Arts Gender Council was active from May 2010 to August 2011, during which time members formed subcommittees to examine productivity, mentorship, dual career hiring, graduate student affairs, and climate issues involving lecturers. Working through the Council, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies produced reports on lecturers and mentorship in the College of Liberal Arts, which are accessible by links below. We also conducted in-depth investigations of measures of productivity and dual career hiring, which informed our thinking about two topics that remain critical in faculty hiring: promotion and retention.

We shifted our research focus to Graduate Student Affairs for academic year 2011-2012, as we began to address climate issues pertaining to graduate students. In that context, we have put together a graduate student council and initiated a policy on academic accommodation for graduate students.


Liberal Arts Lecturer Task Force Report (2011)

Liberal Arts Mentoring Position Paper (2011)

See Also:

UT Austin Lecturer Task Force Report (2005)

UT Austin Lecturer Task Force Report (2002)

Liberal Arts Gender Council Members:


Sandra Black, Professor, Department of Economics
Ann Cvetkovich, Professor, Department of English and Center For Women’s and Gender Studies
Wendy Domjan, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Karen Grumberg, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Randy Lewis, Professor, Department of American Studies
Rebecca Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Al Martinich, Professorship, Department of Philosophy
Sharmila Rudrappa, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Cinzia Russi, Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian
Megan Seaholm, Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Dana Stauffer, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Department of Government

Undergraduate students:

Lauren Ratliff, Senate of College Councils (2009-2010)
Chelsea Adler, Senate of College Councils (2010-2011)

Graduate students:

Christina McCoy, Spanish and Portuguese

Ex officio members:

Susan Heinzelman, Director, Center For Women’s and Gender Studies
Esther Raizen, Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts
Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Executive Assistant, College of Liberal Arts


Lauren Apter Bairnsfather
Institutional Researcher
Tel: (512) 232-2094