Chapter 5—Tenure and Promotion
The findings related to tenure and promotion indicate the importance of addressing the retention of women faculty in the early stages of their academy careers; not as many were considered for tenure as would be expected, based on the number of female assistant professors. Retention was particularly problematic given the increased duration of time in rank for all faculty. Both male and female faculty utilized stop-the-tenure-clock policies—spending a longer time in the uncertainty of securing tenure—but women used these policies more. Female faculty who did come up for tenure were as successful or more successful than men, so one of the most important challenges may be increasing the pool of female faculty who make it to that point.