Montana State to Study Gender Equity on Its Campus

Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University in Bozeman, has formed a 24-member commission to study diversity and gender equity issues at the university. The President’s Commission of the Status of University Women will identify strategies to improve the campus climate for women and alleviate the isolation of women in various academic and work units at the university.

In announcing the commission, President Cruzado stated, “Together we will become the best university possible, a university where differences of any kind are respected and where bias of any kind is nonexistent.”

Only one third of the tenured faculty at the university are women. But 60 percent of the adjunct faculty are women. Montana State University is one of only four major research universities nationwide where both the president and provost are women.

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  1. curtrice says:

    Wonderful to hear of this project. It would be interesting to know the percentages at the Associate and Full levels.

    We have been working on related issues at my university. Two short blog entries describing our project are at the following links:

    The promotion project: Getting more women professors

    How to get more women professors: success on the top of the world!

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