Ball State University Aims to Increase the Number of Women Full Professors

A new diversity report at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, shows that women make up 22.5 percent of all full professors at the university. This is up only slightly from 20.5 percent during the 2006-07 academic year. A statement in the report said, “The committee recommends further investigation of the reasons for the low percentage of full professor female faculty.”

In response to the report, Terry King, provost at Ball State, has called on the diversity committee to conduct more research on the issue. The university will assign a senior faculty member to mentor new women faculty to help them in the tenure and promotion process. A survey will be conducted to examine the institutional climate for women faculty members.

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