Exploring Fairness and Validity in Promotion and Tenure on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership Project
The ADVANCE Midwest Partnership Project invites you to a fascinating and impactful seminar, “Validity and Fairness in Promotion and Tenure: Where and When is Fairness in Jeopardy?” at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. Central Time) on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Registration is required. Register for the seminar by clicking here for a form at Google Docs.
Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Strategy at the University of California, Merced, and Dr. Juan Madera, Curtis L. Carlson Endowed Professor at the University of Houston, will share their findings from the study of more than 10,000 external review letters from over 2000 promotion cases at ten universities.
Some of the research highlights include, but are not limited to:
- Latinx and Black faculty are substantially less likely to be favorably evaluated by P&T committees than faculty from majority backgrounds – with effects particularly pronounced for women of color and for unanimous P&T voting outcomes
- Innovation and entrepreneurship activities are often not rewarded in P&T processes
- Language related to diversity, equity and inclusion is linked to more negative P&T outcomes for Black and Latinx faculty, but not for white or Asian faculty
The ADVANCE Midwest Partnership Project is a consortium comprised of Iowa State University ADVANCE, Michigan Technological University – The ADVANCE Initiative, North Dakota State University—NDSU ADVANCE FORWARD (Focus on Resources for Women’s Advancement, Recruitment/Retention, and Development), and Western Michigan University. More information about the project is available from Iowa State at this link.
To download a PDF flyer for this event, which includes biographies of the speakers, click the link in the button below.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost at Georgia State University