January 21, 2000
Female Historians Suggest Slowing Tenure Clock
With a growing number of women holding down faculty jobs, colleges need to adjust their expectations and recognize that women -- more than men -- often shoulder personal responsibilities that may slow down their professional advancement.
That's what a panel of female scholars said at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association this month. They did not suggest that colleges lower their standards and expect less of female scholars. But the panelists, citing their own