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2019 | Posted In: Report
Higher education has a diversity problem. While colleges and universities have hired more African American, Hispanic and Asian American faculty members than in the past, percentages of historically underrepresented groups among full-time faculty have not changed much over the last 20 years, even as diversifying the academy has become a top goal across higher education. Many of the graduate programs that are educating the future professoriate are not much more diverse than the faculties are. And while colleges have made big strides in the diversity of undergraduate student bodies, the...
2019 | Posted In: Report
Stanford University employs a large number of Lecturers to carry out the teaching mission of the University. Lecturers form an important and highly dedicated workforce. They benefit Stanford by offering high-quality teaching and advising to Stanford students, supplementing the teaching, research, and advising of the Faculty in significant ways.  The Committee on Lecturers was charged with examining the role of Lecturers in the teaching mission of Stanford University and determining recommendations for career development.
2018 | Posted In: Report
This report documents outcomes and learnings from the Women of Color in the Academy Conference in March 2017,  organized by Stanford Office of the Vice Provostfor Faculty Development and Diversity and was the first of it's kind at Stanford.  The mission of the Stanford Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity includes enabling the success of underrepresented faculty and cultivating a pipeline to recruit future faculty of color to the University. Towards fulfilling this mission, we obtained funding from Stanford University’s provost to organize the conference “Women of...
2017 | Posted In: Faculty Data
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity compiles annual reports of faculty demographics. This is a current summary data report on the faculty professorial gains, losses and composition. Historical summary data may be requested by emailing Additional sources of faculty data include Stanford Facts and Institutional Research and Decision Support Data and Findings.   
2016 | Posted In: Report
At the request of Provost Etchemendy, the Task Force on Women and Leadership developed recommendations to help improve the leadership climate on campus and move Stanford towards fully inclusive leadership. The report can be read at the Office of Provost's website:   
2013 | Posted In: Report
As a follow-up to the Quality of Life Survey in 2008, the Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life conducted an interview study with 52 underrepresented minority faculty with respect to their satisfaction with the academic environment. Findings of the interview study are released in two reports.     
2010 | Posted In: Report
This report from the Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life presents findings from the second Stanford Faculty Quality of Life Survey, conducted in November 2008. This survey followed up on an earlier survey conducted in 2003 (see PACSWF Report) and included questions allowing for comparisons with survey findings of several peer institutions. The 2008 survey included questions about satisfaction with being a faculty member, perceptions of workplace climate and reasonableness of workload, and satisfaction with life beyond work. The report also contains recommendations for follow-up by the...
2007 | Posted In: Report
The goal of the Pipeline Project, part of the Stanford Campus Diversity Initiative funded by a grant from the James W. Irvine Foundation, is to analyze the factors that affect academic career choices, particularly of underrepresented minorities and women, with the goal of increasing faculty diversity.
2007 | Posted In: Report
This survey was conducted in May 2007 with the goal of obtaining detailed perspectives of current faculty with children age 5 and younger on their child care experiences, needs, and priorities.
2006 | Posted In: Report
The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at Harvard University, is a joint initiative to improve the quality of tenure-track faculty work life. In fall 2005, Stanford University participated in the COACHE survey and received a custom profile of its results. The survey, organized around five themes: ( 1) tenure, (2) nature of work, (3) policies and practices, (4) climate culture, and collegiality; and (5) global satisfaction, provides an institutional profile by which our institution received ratings within each cluster.
2004 | Posted In: Report
A three-year study comparing women and men faculty members at Stanford shows no significant gender differences for the university as a whole in measures of overall satisfaction or in non-salary compensation and support in most parts of the university. The study was conducted by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, chaired by Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law.