Cassandra Guarino, “Are Women Taking Care of the Academic Family?”

Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Free Event

This talk investigates the amount of academic service performed by female versus male faculty. Guarino uses 2014 data from a large national survey of faculty at more than 140 institutions as well as 2012 data from an online annual performance reporting system for tenured and tenure–track faculty at two campuses of a large public, Midwestern University. Guarino finds evidence in both data sources that, on average, women faculty perform significantly more service than men, controlling for rank, race/ethnicity, and field or department. The analyses suggest that the male–female differential is driven more by internal service—i.e., service to the university, campus, or department—than external service—i.e., service to the local, national, and international communities—although significant heterogeneity exists across field and discipline in the way gender differentials play out.

Cassandra Guarino is Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of California Riverside.