WISELI

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WISELIWomen in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Concerning job satisfaction, women faculty at UW-Madison were significantly less satisfied with their job and their career progression; and compared to other divisions, Arts and Humanities faculty, regardless of gender, "were the least satisfied." (16) The WISELI "Executive Summary" continues: "Women faculty, faculty of color, faculty from the Arts and Humanities, and non-mainstream faculty [i.e., faculty conducting nonmainstream research] were the most likely to consider leaving UW-Madison in the near future." (17) The 2010 data revealing that women disproportionately had considered leaving were consistent with those reported in 2006; at that time 64 percent of women had considered leaving in the previous three years, compared to 56 percent of men.
Whether the harassment comes via social media or through more conventional means, however, at UW-Madison it apparently is disproportionately heaped on women; according to the 2010 WISELI study, 14 percent of women faculty reported being sexually harassed, compared to 2 percent of men.
(22) Furthermore, according to the WISELI study, women are significantly more likely than men to report having negative experiences with tenure; faculty in the Arts and Humanities division, regardless of gender, are least satisfied with the tenure process.
According to the WISELI study, 40.36 percent of UW-Madison faculty women had stopped their tenure clocks due to illness, parenting, or caring for a sick partner or parent; by contrast, 28.5 percent of men had done so.
Results of the WISELI study similarly suggest that academic work is gendered: women did more informal advising than men and had fewer graduate students.
Finally, women in the WISELI study reported working significantly less than men, fifty-six hours per week for women, on average, compared to fifty-eight hours for men.
The WISELI data concerning faculty life in the Arts and Humanities division at UW-Madison surprised WISELI researchers, all of whom are from STEM fields or sociology, but they didn't surprise me.
Savoy and Jennifer Sheridan, "2010 Study of Faculty Worklife at UW-Madison, Executive Summary," Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011, 5, http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/docs/Report_Wave3_2010-ExecSummTT.Pdf.