The College of Liberal Arts Gender Council was active from May 2010 to August 2011, during which time members formed subcommittees to examine productivity, mentorship, dual career hiring, graduate student affairs, and climate issues involving lecturers. Working through the Council, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies produced reports on lecturers and mentorship in the College of Liberal Arts, which are accessible by links below. We also conducted in-depth investigations of measures of productivity and dual career hiring, which informed our thinking about two topics that remain critical in faculty hiring: promotion and retention.
We shifted our research focus to Graduate Student Affairs for academic year 2011-2012, as we began to address climate issues pertaining to graduate students. In that context, we have put together a graduate student council and initiated a policy on academic accommodation for graduate students.