Studies show that women’s representation and advancement in academic faculty positions are affected by external factors that are unrelated to their ability, interest, and technical skills, such as:
- Organizational constraints of academic institutions;
- Differential effects of work and family demands;
- Implicit and explicit bias; and
- Underrepresentation of women in academic leadership and decision making positions.
The Office of Institutional Research tracks demographics that describe student and faculty populations at UMaine, and continues to provide information in support of Rising Tide research. This data, which reflected the inequities at the heart of UMaine’s NSF ADVANCE proposal, includes numbers of tenure-eligible and tenured faculty by gender and rank, promotion and tenure review outcomes, years in rank as associate professor, and retention statistics.
View the data from the Office of Institutional Research by academic year:
|2008 • 2009||2009 • 2010||2010 • 2011||2011 • 2012||2012 • 2013|
|2013 • 2014||2014 • 2015||2015 • 2016||2016 • 2017||2017 • 2018|
UMaine faculty have also used this data in analyzing the impact of Rising Tide initiatives and to expand the knowledge and literature base relative to women faculty in STEM/SBS, and other academic disciplines. These initiatives have connected researchers across disciplines to create a multi-faceted understanding of the contexts and cultures that facilitate or impede the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty at UMaine.
Check out Rising Tide research findings.
Other Relevant Studies:
Mobilization in Response to Workplace Harassment: Lessons from One University Setting (2018; Kent State University Digital Commons)
View a comprehensive list of ADVANCE related research at UMaine: