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CEW to examine effect on faculty of dual ladder career tracks

Researchers at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will generate new information on the employment conditions and worklife of non-tenure-track faculty with a three-year $473,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The project is a part of the Sloan Foundation's current program on the dual career ladder for faculty (see for more information).

"Dual ladders" is a term used to describe the different career paths and work-life experiences of tenure and non-tenure-track faculty in higher education.

CEW will survey institutions of higher education regarding work conditions for non-tenure-track faculty. The grant also will support efforts to improve the academic workplace by establishing a central clearinghouse to facilitate information sharing among institutions and offer a means to compare policies and practices from similar institutions.

In addition to on-demand information made available through the clearinghouse, project staff will develop four print pieces designed for academic administrators, researchers, higher education groups that train new administrators and other audiences in addressing the issues of the dual ladder in the academic workplace.

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