- Resources on Unconscious Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Yale Websites
- WFF Bibliography
- Research Centers, Institutes, and Libraries on Women and Gender
- Women in Academia
- Faculty and Family Life: Research Institutes, Policies, and Reports
- University Policies for Parental Leave
i. Understanding Unconscious Bias and Stereotyping
iii. Hiring and Job Market
iv. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
v. Law and Medicine
ix. Further Resources
B. Resources on Diversity and Inclusion
(Provided by STRIDE at the University of Michigan)
- Back-Up Child Care Current Yale faculty, students, and staff are eligible for 40 hours of subsidized backup child care per fiscal year. When traveling for work to meetings or conferences, Caregivers On Call may be able to provide parents with on-site child care. For more information, call the WorkLife Program at 432-8069.
- Office for Women in Medicine
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies
- Women in Science at Yale (WISAY)
- Women’s Health Research at Yale
- Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Women in Management Student Interest Group
- WYSE (Women and Youth in Support of Each Other)
- Yale Babysitting Service links Yale faculty and staff with Yale students interested in babysitting
- Yale Divinity Women’s Center
- Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
- Yale Law Women
- Yale Office of Institutional Research
- Yale University
- Yale University Libraries
- Yale University Women’s Organization
- Yale Women's Center
- Yale WorkLife Program
The Women Faculty Forum Bibliography contains over 640 references of recent research about women in higher education, including the following topics: gender bias in the academy, tenure rates and challenges, balancing work and family, diversity, mentoring, hiring practices, women in the sciences, gender studies, institutional reports, and experiences of junior faculty.
Using the link above, you can search the bibliography by author, topic, or periodical.
- National Council for Research on Women
- Institute for Women's Policy Research
- Brown University: The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women
- Columbia University: The Institute for Research on Women and Gender
- Cornell University, The President’s Council of Cornell Women
- Duke University, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture (in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University)
- Harvard University: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Harvard University: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
- New York University: Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
- Rutgers University: Center for Women and Work
- Rutgers University: Institute for Women's Leadership
- Stanford University: Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research
- Smith College: Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Archives and Manuscripts
- University of California at Berkeley: The Beatrice Bain Research Group
- University of California at Berkeley: The Gender Consortium
- University of California at Berkeley: Center for Race and Gender (CRG)
- University of Chicago: Center for Gender Studies
- University of Maryland: Consortium on, Race, Gender and Ethnicity
- University of Michigan: Center for the Education of Women
- University of Michigan: Institute for Research on Women and Gender
- University of Pennsylvania: The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality
- Female Science Professor Blog
- Listing of Web Sites Related to Women in Science and Technology
- Listing of Women's Studies Programs and Departments in the U.S. and abroad
- Abigail Stewart (University of Michigan), “Addressing Unconscious Bias: Why and How," Space Telescope Science Institute archived webcast, Mar. 26, 2012.
- University of Michigan ADVANCE, "Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation"
- Report- Do Babies Matter?: The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Women (2002)
Mason, Mary Ann and Marc Goulden
Graduate Division, University of California at Berkeley
This report finds that family formation has a profound and generally deleterious effect on women attempting to achieve tenure in the university setting. Most importantly, the report finds a large gap between men and women academics who have babies early in their academic careers. There is a 24% gap in achieving tenure between women and men PhDs who have babies early in their careers. Likewise, women who achieve tenure are far more likely than men to have no children at all. The report breaks down statistics regarding this situation by type of university and faculty (humanities, social sciences, sciences). The report also assesses the decision-making process women with children undergo as they determine whether they will remain in academia or not. Finally, the report makes suggestions for university administrations regarding how they should support young professors with children (particularly women) in terms of childcare, tenure clock manipulation, and financial support.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Workplace, Workforce and Working Families: program to enhance scholarly, business, and public understanding of the interaction of family and workplace and of how the workplace can be restructured to provide more choice in work hours to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce. http://www.sloan.org/program/32
Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College is designed to support research and teaching, promote best practices at the workplace, and inform state policy on issues that affect the lives of working families and the places where they work.
- Pennsylvania State University: Commission for Women, with Issues Committees investigating Wage Equity and Family Leave.
- Workplace Flexibility 2010 is a campaign to support the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility at the federal, state and local levels. Workplace Flexibility 2010 believes that social change occurs best through a combination of voluntary action and government action. The American workplace is a complex, constantly changing, and rich human environment. We believe the best policy approach to workplace flexibility must therefore combine thoughtful and careful government regulation, robust voluntary and individualized efforts by employers, and governmental support of innovative voluntary efforts.
- The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy center that seeks to eliminate employment discrimination against caregivers such as parents and adult children of aging parents. WorkLife Law is based at UC Hastings College of the Law and is directed by professor and author Joan C. Williams. It was founded as the Program on Gender, Work & Family in 1998 and is supported by research and program development grants, university funding, and private donations. The Center changed its name to WorkLife Law in October 2003 to better reflect its increasing emphasis on identifying discriminatory employment practices against caregivers and using the legal system to prevent discrimination.
Many universities provide leave, reduce teaching loads, and stop the tenure clock for all new parents. Below are links to leave policies at Yale and some of its peer institutions.
- Yale University Faculty Handbook, for FAS and the Schools of Architecture, Art, Divinity, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law, and Management — See page 115, Chapter XVII, Section D for Child Rearing Leaves, Caregiver’s Leaves, and Maternity Policies
- Yale University Revised Child Rearing Policy for Childbirth and Adoption
- Yale School of Medicine: Faculty Child Rearing and Caregiver Policy
- Yale Graduate School Parental Support and Relief Policy — Scroll down the page to the subsections entitled Leave of Absence for Parental Responsibilities and Parental Support and Relief Policy.
- Harvard University, FAS
- Princeton University Faculty benefits
- Princeton University: Work Life Programs
- Princeton University Child Care Policy for Graduate Students
- Stanford University: Work Life Office
- Stanford University Faculty Handbook – Chapter 3.5: Family and Medical Leave Policies
- Stanford University Childbirth Policy for Women Graduate Students
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania – See II.E.4, Faculty Parental Policy
- University of Southern California