Is this happening in your department?

Posted: October 21, 2010 by Jender in Do try this at home!

Over 15 years ago – ugh, that long – the only young female member of our large department, and one of the few women at all, was being overwhelmed with teaching and advising duties. In a common pattern, and not surprisingly, virtually every female undergrad took her classes and wanted her as an advisor. Most days there would be a long line outside her door. A number of us noted this enormous work disparity and went to the chair (male) who happily worked out a temporary course reduction while we collectively worked out a way to balance out the workload.

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