Presence of a Mentor by Gender and Rank

Rank

Gender

Men

Women

Professor

19 (279)

28(233)

Associate professor

55 (194)

93 (255)

Assistant professor

108(208)

142 (235)

NOTES: Sample sizes are in parentheses. For example, of 279 respondents, 19 male full professors stated that they had a mentor at some point in their careers.

SOURCE: Survey of faculty conducted by the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Sci­ence, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

Knowledge of Institutional Tenure Policies by Gender and Presence of a Mentor

Response

Men

Mentor

No Mentor

Women

Mentor

No Mentor

No institutional tenure policy present

3

2

2

4

Tenure policy present but not known

30

39

27

42

Knows institution’s tenure policies

136

387

221

357

NOTES: A total of 84 men (13 with mentors) and 70 women (13 with mentors) chose not to respond to this question.

SOURCE: Survey of faculty conducted by the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Sci­ence, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

Knowledge of Institutional Promotion Policies by Gender and Rank

Men

Women

Response

Professor

Assoc.

Professor

Asst.

Professor

Professor

Assoc.

Professor

Asst.

Professor

No institutional promotion policy present

1

1

3

3

4

3

Promotion policy present but not known

16

29

71

12

68

90

Knows

institution’s

promotion

policies

221

141

115

164

158

130

NOTES: A total of 83 men (41 professors, 23 associate professors, and 19 assistant professors) and 71 women (34 professors, 25 associate professors, and 12 assistant professors) chose not to respond to this.

SOURCE: Survey of faculty conducted by the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Sci­ence, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

Detailed Tenure Information from Departmental Survey

Men Women

Tenured

Not tenured

Total

Tenured

Not tenured

Total

Biology

89

16

105

29

5

34

Chemistry

79

22

101

11

0

11

Civil engineering

74

15

89

11

2

13

Electrical engineering

91

10

101

9

0

9

Mathematics

106

16

122

14

1

15

Physics

106

7

113

5

0

5

High-prestige institution

79

22

101

11

1

13

Medium-prestige institution

74

12

86

15

0

15

Low-prestige institution

392

52

444

60

7

67

Total

545

86

631

95

Public institution

425

54

479

62

5

67

Private institution

130

32

162

17

3

20

Total

555

86

641

81

Stop-the-tenure-clock policy

113

22

135

16

1

17

No stop-the-tenure-clock policy

417

60

477

60

6

66

Total

530

82

612

83

NOTES: There were 755 tenure decisions reported by 319 departments that reported having at least 1 tenure case during the 2 years of the study. In 631 of those tenure decisions, the candidate was a man. In 124 decisions, the candidate was a woman. We deleted 37 cases in which the candidate was a woman but the department reported having no female tenure-track faculty at the assistant or associate professor levels. Thus there are only 87 tenure decisions involving women. The column labeled Tenured shows the number of decisions that were positive, while the column labeled Not tenured shows the number of negative decisions. There were five decisions for which information about the stop-the-tenure-clock policy was missing that involved women and 19 decisions that involved men.

SOURCE: Departmental surveys conducted by the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

Time Spent in Both Assistant and Associate Professorships

Number Tenured

Number of Cases

Percent women among tenure-track faculty

0 – 10

3

3

10.1 – 25

32

32

25.1 – 50

30

35

50.1 – 75

10

13

75.1 – 100

3

3

Percent women among all faculty

0 – 10

14

14

10.1 – 25

51

55

25.1 – 50

13

17

NOTES: The percentage of women in the tenure pool was computed as the total number of women on tenure-track (both assistant and associate) divided by the total number of tenure-track faculty (both assistant and associate). The percentage of women among all faculty was computed as the total num­ber of women of all ranks, tenured or tenure-track, divided by the total number of faculty of all ranks, tenured or tenure-track. Again, we did not consider the 37 tenure decisions involving a woman where the number of tenure-track women was reported to be zero.

SOURCE: Departmental survey conducted by the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

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