Monday, December 04, 2006

Johns Hopkins University Strives for Gender Parity recently reported on John Hopkins University's 2006 Report of the Committee on the Status of University Women, in which JHU outlines its plans to "achieve a 50% representation of women in senior faculty and leadership positions and gender equity with respect to every measure of career satisfaction and advancement" by the year 2020. Presently women constitute 36% of faculty members, 18% of full profesors and 15% of department heads. JHU says parity in leadership is more realistic first step because "leadership turns over much more frequently than faculty."

Via Feminist Majority Foundation/Feminist Daily News Wire.

See also AAUW's recent report on underrepresentation of female faculty, which we blogged about here.

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