Tenure Decisions at Southern Cal Strongly Favor White Men, Data in a Rejected Candidate's Complaint Suggest

David Zentz for The Chronicle

Data on tenure decisions in departments of the U. of Southern California's College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences show that 92 percent of white men but only 55 percent of women and professors from minority groups were awarded tenure from 1998 to 2012.
November 13, 2012

A female professor at the University of Southern California has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the institution, saying that the decision this year to deny her tenure fits a longstanding pattern in the university's humanities and…

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