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Gendered COVID-19 Faculty Experiences

Gendered COVID-19 Faculty Experiences

The Stanford Faculty Women’s Forum Steering Committee is particularly concerned about issues faculty are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the resulting changed circumstances for academic work and lives differentially impacts individuals based on gender. Tenure clock delays, caregiving responsibilities, online teaching, and challenges for wellness all have been known to impact gender disparities, particularly adversely for women. On June 11, 2020, the Faculty Women’s Forum’s hosted an online forum for faculty to come together for discussion of these topics amidst their own experiences, later queried more than 1,500 Stanford faculty members, with nearly 600 responses, and on December 10, 2020, held a second online forum for interested faculty to hear about and discuss preliminary findings. The presentation slides are here: FWF COVID19 Survey Results & Discussion.12.10.20 (corrected)

"We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat... The scientific workforce has moved en masse into the home, where male faculty are four times more likely to have a partner engaged in full domestic care than their female colleagues.” -- Monitoring women's scholarly production during the COVID-19 pandemicby Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

For some academic and popular treatments of related issues, see:

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The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity & Engagement has collected many relevant resources, including articles on a number of the topics listed above and links to various university programs that can be helpful to faculty here.