“Standing Still”: A report on associate professors from the MLA Committee on the Status of Women

Heather Zwicker, over at Hook & Eye draws attention to the Modern Language Association’s study of associate professors.  The study was conducted by the MLA’s Committee on the Status of Women, and the study draws on over 1200 responses.    Along with their various findings in gender differences regarding time allotted to research, teaching, and childcare, the committee makes several recommendations such as:

“that colleges and universities adopt a more expansive conception of scholarship, research, and publication; rethink the dominance of the monograph; and consider work produced and disseminated in new media. The committee also recommends public scholarship as an important avenue of research.”



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