June 9, 2014
Fear of Stigma Lingers About Use of Family-Friendly Policies
Mark Makela for The Chronicle
The nation’s top research universities have had policies on the books for at least two decades that are designed to make it easier for professors to mesh their home and work life. By now, many other colleges do, too.
These institutions let parents stop the tenure clock, extending the time they can prepare to reach that milestone; assume modified duties, like temporarily reducing a teaching or service load while raising young children; or take part-time appointments.