Online Learning Update

May 17, 2017

New study suggests gender gap may have closed in tenure track

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive

A new paper presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association finds that there doesn’t seem to be strong evidence of divergences in gender on the tenure track at universities, in contrast with other recent studies, according to Inside Higher Ed. The paper examined graduates 10 years after earning their Ph.D., and its authors found that scholarly publications, research and quickly acquiring a postdoctoral appointment were strong indicators of getting tenure-track professorships and receiving tenure. However, the author’s research found that women earn less in salary and take longer to finish doctoral degrees, and said that more gender inequity may become apparent in the second decade after receiving a Ph.D., which the authors did not analyze.

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