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The Intersections of Race and Gender in Perceptions of Faculty Workloads


In addition to teaching, a faculty member's research, service, and leadership responsibilities are essential drivers of salary increases, promotions, and career advancement. Not surprisingly, researchers report finding substantial inequalities in faculty workloads, specifically on the basis of gender and race. In their report, Joya Misra, Alexandra Kuvaeva, Kerryann O'Meara, Dawn Kiyoe Culpepper, and Audrey Jaeger explore the gendered and racial divisions in the type of workload that faculty take on and the amount of work they are expected to produce. They suggest that workload transparency and clarity can reduce gendered perceptions of productivity and the reality of inequitable and unfair workload distributions, particularly for women faculty of color. Read and find out more here!

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