Recently the White House released a roadmap that will expand the federal collection of data about sexual orientation and gender identity in order to advance equity for LGTBQI+ Americans. However, advances in measurement will be needed at all levels, including at universities. The management adage that you can’t improve what you don’t measure applies to . . .
Michigan Tech policy, academic policies
As summarized in the recent Harvard Business Review article, 5 Ways Managers Can Support Pregnant Employees, there are ways to reduce detrimental experiences that affect health and well-being outcomes for pregnant faculty, staff, students, and their babies. The article links to two studies that examined workplace experiences related to pregnancy discrimination specifically and to health-related . . .
There are many reasons to be sensitive to and acknowledge diverse experiences, values, beliefs, and ways of being. Our team works to highlight some reasons in the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup. However, occasionally situations come to our attention that we had not thought about previously. The 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) requires . . .
by Institutional Equity Sexual harassment is no joke. This topic is no longer off-limits, and allegations are being taken more seriously than ever before. But when does behavior cross from bad to unprofessional to sexual harassment? Is sexual harassment only egregious acts of physical touching or fondling? Does the behavior have to occur more than . . .
Equal practices are often mistaken as synonymous with equitable practices. However, the path to get from point A to point B can be different for different people because the surrounding system of people (faculty, staff, students, society) does not respond to all individuals similarly. For example, those who have regularly been extended the benefit of . . .
Policies that allow for pauses in the tenure clock have been discussed as a potential solution to the gender disparities observed in faculty promotion, such as those which have become more evident during the pandemic. But what evidence do we have that these policies produce desirable outcomes? A 2018 study using aggregated economics department data . . .
If the weather of late has told us anything it’s that Heikke Lunta has awakened. With winter weather just around the corner and COVID-19 disruptions continuing, ADVANCE at Michigan Tech dedicates this week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup to the updated University policy on Children in the Workplace. This policy has been updated in . . .
The article below covers some pushback on the recent trend of requiring diversity statements in faculty hiring. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/mathematicians-divided-over-faculty-hiring-practices-require-proof-efforts-promote