Monday, June 6, 2011

American Federation of Teachers Calls for Eliminating Gender Gap in Faculty Hiring and Pay

Women in Academia Report
Posted on Jun 04, 2011

The American Federation of Teachers has published a new report addressing gender inequity in higher education. The report entitled, Promoting Gender Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do, states that while women are 57 percent of all enrollments in higher education, they make up only 40 percent of the full-time faculty. And the AFT report provides data on the gender gap in pay, in general and for specific academic disciplines.

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