Title

How Colleges Can Help Faculty Members With Children

Authors

Robin Wilson

Document Type

News Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Volume

50

Issue

15

Publisher

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Publication Date

12-5-2003

Abstract

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation gave Mary Ann Mason, dean of the graduate division at the University of California at Berkeley, a $420,000 grant in May to come up with ways to make the tenure track more accommodating to scholars with children. The foundation was attracted by Ms. Mason's research showing that babies have an impact on the careers of female scholars nationwide. The University of California system already allows tenure-track professors who have substantial responsibility for taking care of young children to stop the tenure clock for up to two years. And professors caring for children can request a one-semester paid leave from teaching.

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