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Eight Tips on Writing Efficiently while Overloaded with Teaching, Service and Kids

Eight Tips on Writing Efficiently while Overloaded with Teaching, Service and Kids | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

From a great blogging source on everything having to do with academic life:  "The Professor Is In."

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Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

"colleges and universities still have a long way to go, and -- despite being producers of new knowledge -- lag behind other employers in innovation in career flexibility."

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There is "a poverty of imagination" when thinking about workplace policies that help people balance work and family. As this article affirms, more and more faculty are worried about managing care for elderly parents and want more flexibility.

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Fear of Stigma Lingers About Use of Family-Friendly Policies

Fear of Stigma Lingers About Use of Family-Friendly Policies | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
Some female professors say being a mother can still hobble a career.
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Caring for frail elders? Not a workplace priority just yet

Caring for frail elders? Not a workplace priority just yet | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
On a day when even bosses are pro-motherhood, Minnesotans can cheer new workplace protections for working mothers — and dads, too — courtesy of a bill that’s headed to Gov
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New report suggests men with kids as disadvantaged as moms on academic job market

New report suggests men with kids as disadvantaged as moms on academic job market | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

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Interesting new study, criticized as "snapshot" with incomplete data, but suggesting that both men and women in STEM academic careers are affected by parental status.

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Judith Warner: How Prince William’s ‘leaning into fatherhood’ could help us all

Judith Warner: How Prince William’s ‘leaning into fatherhood’ could help us all | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
His statement of support for true job equality could refocus conversation on the real culprit — everyone’s workload.
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Are family friendly policies focused on women distracting us from concern about the "macho culture of overwork that plagues men and women alike"? Warner's analysis merits attention.

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New Effort to Promote Faculty Work-Family Balance | Inside Higher Ed

New Effort to Promote Faculty Work-Family Balance | Inside Higher Ed | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

"We've found time and time again that flexible workplace policies make for happier, more committed faculty, which ultimately translates to better outcomes for our institutions and our students"

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Work and Family Integration for Faculty: Recommendations for Chairs

Work and Family Integration for Faculty: Recommendations for Chairs | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's Professor - Desk-Top Faculty Development, One Hundred Times A Year
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Study identifies patterns by gender of senior historians' careers | Inside Higher Ed

Study identifies patterns by gender of senior historians' careers | Inside Higher Ed | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
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Put Away the Cape and the Tiara: Superwoman Doesn't Live Here

Put Away the Cape and the Tiara: Superwoman Doesn't Live Here | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

From the Women in Higher Education newsletter . . . fresh thoughts on balance, and on questioning "linear progression" models of leadership.

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Study finds that those who stop the tenure clock earn less than those who don't

Study finds that those who stop the tenure clock earn less than those who don't | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

Disturbing study suggests subtle bias affecting those who stop the tenure clock.  Both men and women suffer a salary penalty, and it's larger for men.

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Are women in Sociology "having it all"? See this interesting study

Are women in Sociology "having it all"?  See this interesting study | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

This study looked at careers of women sociologists and found that those with children were more likely than those without to "end up in what the researchers define as the 'ideal career'."

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Should I bring my sick child to class?

Should I bring my sick child to class? | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

This controversial situation arose when an assistant prof at American University was faced with having a sick infant on the first day of the semester.  She brought the child to class and ended up breast feeding, causing controversy.  Lisa Wolf-Wendel, author of new book Academic Motherhood, points out that few options exist for parents when outside care is unavailable, and "Colleges forget that children, regardless of their age, continue to exist." 

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On ‘Poor Husbands’ and Two-Body Problems

On ‘Poor Husbands’ and Two-Body Problems | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
Why are search committees so preoccupied with my marital status but not my husband’s?
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Hard to believe women are still forced to deal with illegal questions during the search process, e.g., "what will your husband do?"

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An Academic Working Dad

An Academic Working Dad | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
Bringing fatherhood into the workplace continues to run against the grain in faculty culture.
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A thoughtful essay and good follow-up for those who have read Do Babies Matter? by Mason et.al.

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Eight Tips on Writing Efficiently while Overloaded with Teaching, Service and Kids

Eight Tips on Writing Efficiently while Overloaded with Teaching, Service and Kids | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

From a great blogging source on everything having to do with academic life:  "The Professor Is In."

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Excellent, concise, pragmatic tips.

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Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse

Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

"As the University of Missouri has found, hiring a spouse can allow a department to net an academic star. But having husband and wife work together can be a disaster."

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The risks of sharing a workplace with your partner/spouse . . .

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The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life

The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

"Scary myths and scary data abound about life as a tenure-track faculty at an R-1 university"

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Ann Johnson's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:34 PM

Unconventional and thought provoking advice for tenure track faculty hoping to live full lives. Most surprising and wise insight: the author committed to enjoying her work while also making "a detailed plan for my next career" -- that is, don't invest your whole identity in this particular job; consider other possibilities. Reminds me of John O'Donohue's comments on work in Anam Cara: "You should never belong fully to something that is outside yourself . . .Your interiority is the ground from which nobody can distance, exclude, or exile you."

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

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education | Inside Higher Ed | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
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The authors document the penalty paid by academic mothers; babies matter in different ways at different points in your career.

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Modern Parenthood -- new report from Pew Research

Modern Parenthood -- new report from Pew Research | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

"The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century. Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home."

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Not Taking Time Off - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Not Taking Time Off - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it
When her husband got sick, a professor could have applied for an emergency family leave. So why didn't she?
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"It's All an Illusion"

"It's All an Illusion" | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

On balancing -- or trying to balance -- work and family while on the tenure track

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Women & science expert Sue Rosser writes about Dual Career Challenges

Women & science expert Sue Rosser writes about Dual Career Challenges | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

Dual career challenges for women scientists -- fascinating interview data and don't miss the advice listed at the end of this article published in Inside Higher Ed.

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Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect | Work-family balance for faculty | Scoop.it

We need to "dismantle the myth of solitary perfection."  Wise words from Debora Spar, president of Barnard College and former Harvard Business school professor.

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