Provost Conference Speaker Series - The Post-Pandemic Professoriate: Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design
From Alison Staudinger
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The unequal distribution of faculty workload is one of the most important, yet least talked about, inequities that shape the experiences of faculty members within colleges and universities. In particular, women and BIPOC faculty face unusually high service, teaching, and mentoring workloads. Inclusion and equity require departments and institutions to identify and dismantle systems that maintain unequal workloads.
In this talk, KerryAnn O’Meara, P.I. of the NSF, Faculty Workload and Rewards Project and co-author of a new report and set of resources published by ACE shares what she learned during a five-year, action research project aimed at promoting equity in how faculty labor is taken up, assigned, and rewarded. She considers how workload inequities emerge in "discretionary spaces" and the evidence-based policies and practices departments have used to identify inequalities, assess faculty and university needs, and re-design workload with equity in mind.
This video is for the exclusive use of the DU community and should not be shared outside the University of Denver. The speaker declined to share slides because of a pending publication.