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Friday, January 8, 2016

Closing the Leadership Gender Gap In Academia

Systemic Change Required

If you want to diversify your leadership to close the gender gap, it is not enough to establish goals and expectations, writes Jeremy Haefner. You must also put support systems into place.

Jeremy Haefner | January 4, 2016

It’s been widely researched, documented and debated. But even with all the attention, the nation’s colleges and universities have made little progress in closing the gender gap in academic leadership.
Despite the fact that more than half of America’s population is female, and the gender ratio among college and university students has been increasingly favoring women for nearly 50 years, higher education institutions don’t get very good grades in terms of hiring and promoting female leaders. [...]


<more at; related links: (Requiring Diverse Pools. U of Texas System will mandate that searches for all administrator positions -- from deans on up -- include a female or minority candidate in the final interview round. November 6, 2015) and (Positions of power: closing the gender gap in academic leadership. Researchers at the University of Manchester are scrutinising their own environment in an effort to understand why women are underrepresented in positions of power and how gender parity can be achieved. December 21, 2015)>

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