An internal review has found that the business school at the University of California at Los Angeles is "inhospitable to women faculty," reports The Wall Street Journal. Among the report's findings are that the Anderson School of Management has created "gender ghettos" in certain academic areas, and that its hiring and promotion of women are inconsistent with that of men.
"Men and women faculty start off at the school with more or less same levels of satisfaction," the report says, according to the Daily Bruin, the university's student newspaper. "But at some point after their arrival, many women have the sense that perceptions have been formed, both consciously and unconsciously, that are unfairly negative."
Judy Olian, the school's first female dean ever, told the Journal that she took the report's findings seriously. She is the only woman to hold one of the school's 24 endowed chairs.
In the 2012-13 academic year, women made up only 14.3 percent of the school's tenured faculty members and 20 percent of tenure-track faculty members. Those numbers compare with 19.5 percent and 30 percent, respectively, among 16 peer business schools, according to an analysis by AACSB International: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
A previous report, in 2006, found similar problems at the UCLA school. The new report was based on a three-day visit in October by four reviewers from the university and three external reviewers.