AAUP Report Blames Colleges for Gender Inequity Among Professors

The American Association of University Professors released a report last week that establishes four indicators of "gender equity" within the professoriate, and offers a listing of how 1,445 colleges and universities measure up.

The report, called "AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006," marks the first time that a detailed breakdown of the nation's professoriate by gender has been released for such a large group of higher-education institutions, says Martha S. West, a professor of