Harvard University

To evaluate how institutions of higher education can effectively promote faculty diversity in higher education, including an evaluation of the Sloan Foundation's program on faculty career flexibility

  • Amount $396,988
  • City Cambridge, MA
  • Investigator Frank Dobbin
  • Year 2013
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Working Longer

Funds from this grant support an innovative study by Harvard University that explores how colleges and universities can promote faculty diversity. Led by Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev and utilizing an original institutional-individual database on 13,000 faculty at 1,000 institutions from 1993 to 2013, the project team will examine the effects of academic hiring, promotion, diversity and work-life policies, and implementation supports on overall faculty diversity; career progress of STEM faculty from all race/ethnic-by-gender groups; and faculty family formation. Additionally, the team will specifically evaluate the impact of the Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility on these outcomes, and on the spread of flexibility policies beyond awardees and applicants.

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