WGS Mentoring Program

Sponsored by  MSSA Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee

The MSSA Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee invite the membership to engage in discussions, with the purpose of the initiative to provide support, mentoring, and resources to undergraduate, graduate and junior faculty members of the MSSA.

 

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Balancing family and career responsibilities/aspirations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Preparing for the job market
  • Getting tenure and promotion
  • Developing a research agenda
  • Applying to and succeeding in graduate school
  • Teaching support
  • Publishing
  • Collegiality
  • Career options (applying for post-doc positions, grants, etc…)
  • LGBT issues

To begin your inquiry, email the Chair of the Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee, Sarah Donley, indicating your questions or concerns.

 
The Committee also offers this list of online resources:

American Association of University Professors Resources on Women in Higher Education
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/resourcesStatement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/workfam-stmt.htmDisparities in the Salaries and Appointments of Academic Women and Men (1998)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/menwomenpay.htmAAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/research/geneq2006.htmFaculty Salary and Faculty Distribution Fact Sheet 2003-04
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/research/2003-04factsheet.htmThe AAUP’s Committee on Women Responds to Lawrence Summers (2005)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/comm/rep/SummersResponse.htmOrganizing Women Faculty
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/westOrganizingWomen.htmSummary of Wage Gap Studies (2000)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/wagegap2000.htmGender Inequities Persist on U.S. Campuses
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2007/JF/AW/GenEquity.htmFaculty Forum: It Takes a Village to Create a Full Professor
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2005/MJ/Col/ff.htmWorking Mothers and Gender Discrimination
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/eubenDiscrimination.htmKids on Campus
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2007/JA/Feat/keye.htmDo Babies Matter (Part II)? Closing the Baby Gap
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/04ndmaso.htm

Hitting the Maternal Wall
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/04ndwill.htm

Balancing Work and Family for Faculty: Why It’s Important
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/04ndcurt.htm

Developing and Implementing Work-Family Policies for Faculty
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/04ndsulli.htm

Fear Factor: How Safe Is It to Make Time for Family?
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/ndwar.htm

Family-Friendly Policies and the Research University
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/ndquin.htm

Working Part Time After Tenure
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2004/ND/Feat/ndlobe.htm

Do Babies Matter? The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Academic Men and Women
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2002/ND/Feat/Maso.htm

SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual Harassment:Suggested Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/sexharass.htm

Sexual Harassment Policies (2002)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/protect/legal/topics/sex-harass-policies.htm

Legal Watch: Sexual Harassment Policies on Campus

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Contact MSSA:
Jessica Abbott, President
Jessica.Abbott@dixie.edu