The Balancing Act: Gendered Perspectives in Faculty Roles and Work Lives / Edition 1

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This book challenges assumptions about how men and women manage the boundaries between their personal and professional lives and suggests new ways to creatively and collaboratively combine productive work lives and satisfying personal lives. It shows how women have agency in structuring their careers and describes a multiplicity of solutions that they and institutions can adopt to create new couple- and family-friendly structures and practices that will encourage women to stay in the pipeline.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This volume serves to strengthen the case for a reconstitution of faculy identity, a reforumlation of the "nature" of faculty life."
The Review of Higher Ed
"This volume serves to strengthen the case for a reconstitution of faculy identity, a reforumlation of the "nature" of faculty life."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579221492
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Series: Women in Academe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan J. Bracken is Assistant Professor of Adult Education, North Carolina State University.

Jeanie K. Allen is Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Drury University.

Diane R. Dean is Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and Policy, Illinois State University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Foreword, Ann E. Austin; Introduction: The Past, Present, And Future: Women’s Studies, Higher Education, And Praxis, Susan J. Bracken, Jeanie K. Allen, And Diane R. Dean; 1 Babies Matter: Pushing The Gender Equity Revolution Forward, Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden, And Nicholas H. Wolfinger; 2 How Female And Male Faculty With Families Manage Work And Personal Roles, Carol L. Colbeck; 3 Faculty Work And Family Life: Policy Perspectives From Different Institutional Type, Lisa Wolf-Wendel And Kelly Ward; 4 Policies That Part: Early Career Experiences Of Coworking Academic Couples, Elizabeth G. Creamer; 5 Agents Of Learning: Strategies For Assuming Agency, For Learning, In Tenured Faculty Careers, Anna Neumann, Aimee Lapointe Terosky, And Julie Schell; 6 Faculty Change Initiatives: Responding To A Campus Climate Study, Jeni Hart; 7 Conclusion, Ann E. Austin; Appendix; About The Editors And Contributors; Index.

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