Equity in Tenure and Promotion Abstracts
L. Blum, Breaking the Silence [An unpublished manuscript on the Jenny Harrison Berkeley Tenure Case]
A comprehensive discussion of the promotion and tenure case of Jenny Harrison at Berkeley.
L. Blum and L. Goldber, Fighting for Tenure: Another View
A discussion of the Jenny Harrison tenure and promotion case at Berkeley. Contains detailed list of references.
A. Bunce, Educators urge parents to bolster girls’ interest in math and science
The difficulties encountered by young women with a budding interest in science and math are noted. Many such women are discouraged in their pursuits at an early age. Suggestions for parents who wish to encourage their daughters to pursue science and math are provided
A. Jackson, Fighting for Tenure: The Jenny Harrison Case Opens Pandora’s Box of Issues about Tenure, Discrimination, and the Law
This article is intended to inform the mathematical sciences community about a tenure case in mathematics that has received international publicity and has been discussed widely in the community. Ordinarily, the Notices and the AMS would avoid discussion of individual tenure cases. In particular, the Society takes no stand on this case. However, the large amount of publicity and discussion about this case made it important that the Notices attempt to provide information about it to the community. In addition, the case raises broader issues about tenure reviews, grievance procedures, and dispute resolution that are of interest to the academic community.
A. Kolodny, Why feminists need tenure
Women have made considerable progress in the academe with the percentage of doctorates received by women growing from 14% to 37% from 1971 to 1991, and 20% more women receiving PhDs from 1989 to 1993. However, these changes have forced Right-wing groups to try and curb the rise of women as well as minorities in the academe by influencing decisions involving tenure, academic programs and hiring.
S. Landau, What Happens to the Women
A study of what happens to women getting Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from MIT.
D. K. Magner, Debate over woman’s tenure continues at Berkeley
A discussion of the aftermath of Jenny Harrison’s tenure decision at Berkeley.
D. K. Magner, A 3-year struggle against sex bias at U. of Wisconsin
Discussion of Ceil M. Pillsbury’s three year campaign against sex discrimination at U. of Wisconsin. Pillsbury is a professor
M. Rochlin, Mathematics of Discrimination
A discussion of the Jenny Harrison tenure case at Berkeley.
M. B. Ruskai, Time for Advancement
Discussion of under-representation of women in mathematics. Includes tables on percentage of women among those receiving degrees from AMS Type I, II,III, IV, and V institutions; % of women receiving degrees from Type I,II,III,IV, and V institutions; new doctoral hires by type of department; and percentage of women among tenured doctoral faculty
E. Seymour, The loss of women from science, mathematics and engineering undergraduate majors: an explanatory account
Women who manage to complete their studies in science, mathematics and engineering generally have a strong career motivation and develop ways to neutralize the hostility of their male peers. To overcome problems women must be independently able to deflect attacks on their feelings of self-worth. The science, mathematics and engineering undergraduate programs have to encourage and accept female students.
J. Travis, Making room for women in the culture of science
A discussion of some programs for attracting and retaining women in science.
L. Washburn-Moses, We make tenure decisions unfairly. Here’s a better way.
Reflections by Leah Washburn-Moses, a professor in the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University, on her
experiences with tenure and promotion.