Gender

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Diversity plays positive and negative roles in University of Kentucky provost search

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After media scrutiny about all the white men in the University of Kentucky administration, two women and a Hispanic male are named finalists in the provost search. Can a public emphasis on diversity undermine the goal?

Study debunks myth that male faculty 'milk' paid leave

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Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

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For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

Princeton Theological Seminary revokes honor for controversial speaker, but will let his talk go on

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If an institution prepares women and gay people (and others as well) for the ministry, is it wrong to honor or invite to speak someone who opposes the ordination of women or gay people?

Rift in women's studies over Listserv comments on transgender issues

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Popular online discussion group sees resignations and call for boycott over comments some see as bigotry toward trans scholars.

Kentucky professor says he was found guilty of harassment for singing "California Girls," but institution says charges are more serious

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University of Kentucky professor says he was found guilty of sexual harassment for singing "California Girls" at a Chinese educational event, but the institution says the charges against him are more serious.

Trans students need to be able to legally change their names on official college records (essay)

A major concern for trans people today is the process of legally changing one’s name, as well as one’s gender marker, on official college records, writes Katriel Paige.

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How to develop curricula that are inclusive of transgender students (essay)

Stacy Jane Grover gives advice on how to avoid curriculum choices that exoticize, tokenize and discipline the experiences of transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

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Departmental study at Columbia College suggests there are too many female adjuncts over 50

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Departmental self-study at Columbia College in Chicago raises issues about gender and age of adjuncts, leading to charges of bias.

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