How likely were women to be granted tenure? Using the SDR, we examined tenure status by gender by comparing faculty with tenure to faculty who were untenured but on the tenure-track, considering each academic discipline sepa­rately. As Figure A2-10 shows, the percentage of women among tenured faculty appeared to be growing in 1995-2003 in all fields, while the percentage of women among tenure-track faculty was growing in some fields, including engineering.

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The highest proportions of women among the tenure-track faculty were found in health sciences.

Among both tenure-track and tenured faculty, women were proportionately more likely to be in medical colleges. About 15 percent of tenured faculty were women in Research I institutions; female tenured faculty were rarer at Research II institutions, but more prevalent at master’s, doctoral, and baccalaureate institu­tions. The percentage of women among tenured faculty was growing at Research I institutions (see Figure A2-11).