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Jerry P. Becker

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UCLA Business School Is Found 'Inhospitable' to Female Professors
Posted: Jun 21, 2014 9:04 PM
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From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Thursday, June 5, 2014. See
UCLA Business School Is Found 'Inhospitable' to Female Professors

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

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.


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