Faculty Gender Equity Initiatives

In the Spring of 2017, the Provost convened a Faculty Gender Equity Taskforce charged with the following tasks:

  1. To investigate barriers to the promotion of women to the rank of full professor at Bradley, including but not limited to barriers in three main professional areas (teaching, research, and service).
  2. To review institutional policies and de facto practices that may result in differential outcomes for male and female faculty.
  3. To investigate best practices used by other institutions that contribute to the retention and advancement of women in the academy.
  4. To develop recommendations for increasing gender equity in the above areas and on issues that become apparent through the review process, and to submit those recommendations to the Provost for consideration by the appropriate administrative and/or shared governance units at Bradley University.

In the Spring of 2018, the Faculty Gender Equity Taskforce administered a campus-wide survey to all full-time and part-time faculty to investigate issues related to workload, tenure and promotion processes, administrative policies and practices, and campus climate. It also hosted a series of Faculty Gender Equity Forums to gain additional feedback from the university community.

The results of the survey, the full report and recommendations of the Task Force, and updates on the implementation of gender equity initiatives may be accessed through this page as they become available.

Questions regarding the University’s Faculty Gender Equity Initiatives may be directed to Jackie Hogan, Chair of the Faculty Gender Equity Task Force, at jlhogan@bradley.edu.