September 29, 2006
Women See Less Clarity in Tenure Requirements Than Do Men
While most tenure-track professors are satisfied with their positions, they still think there is room for improvement, according to the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, or Coache, survey of 4,500 tenure-track faculty members at 51 institutions.
Professors rated the clarity of tenure standards on their campuses on a five-point scale, with 5 being "very clear" and 1 being "very unclear." Tenure standards received a mean rating of 3.20; the body of evidence required
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