Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium
Report from Gender Equity Research Fellowship, 2019-20:
Retention of women and underrepresented minority faculty is an important consideration for the University of Dayton. This study critically examines current practices for supporting women faculty through the tenure and promotion process at UD, focusing in particular on the mentoring of pre-tenure faculty. A survey and interviews with early career faculty found gender discrepancies in mentoring experiences. Despite lower retention of female faculty, women report more receiving more mentoring and more satisfaction with mentoring than men. The study also found that the type of mentoring received (formal or informal) had a significant impact on faculty satisfaction with mentoring and with faculty experience of the tenure and promotion process. The report concludes with recommendations based on this research for implementing new mentoring programs and improving existing programs at the university, including ways to ensure equal access to mentoring.
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Women's Studies
Vorachek, Laura and Critchfield, Sarah, "The Role of Mentoring in Tenuring and Promoting Women at the University of Dayton" (2020). Reports from the Gender Equity Research Fellowship. 3.