Workload Equity

The distribution of faculty workload can become unequal, with consequences for faculty productivity, advancement, and retention. This reference list contains the latest research on faculty workload inequities and the policies and practices academic units can use to enhance fairness in workload distribution.

Stressing out: Connecting race, gender, and stress with faculty productivity

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This study uses multilevel modeling to analyze data from a national sample of full-time, undergraduate faculty at four-year institutions to examine the connections among race, gender, sources of stress, and productivity in the areas of research, teaching, and service. We find that stress due to discrimination has particular negative salience for faculty of color. By contrast, stress due to family obligations significantly and positively correlated with faculty's adoption of student-centered teaching practices and participation in civic-minded activities.

Psychological Heuristics and Faculty of Color: Racial Battle Fatigue and Tenure/Promotion.

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Faculty who have been historically excluded from participating in academia present a unique quandary for those who have traditionally held power at the university. This article explores the promotion and tenure (P&T) process of Black faculty using a psychological construct to examine how racial micro-aggressions manifest and articulate themselves through individual and organizational phenomena such as Racial Battle Fatigue (RBF). We applied a psychological approach to narrative inquiry to examine how two faculty of color experienced the P&T process.