Women’s Mentoring Program

MSSA Women’s Mentoring

Sponsored by  MSSA Committee on Women

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

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  1. Balancing family and career responsibilities/aspirations
  2. Sexual harassment
  3. Preparing for the job market
  4. Getting tenure and promotion
  5. Developing a research agenda
  6. Applying to and succeeding in graduate school
  7. Teaching support
  8. Publishing
  9. Collegiality
  10. Career options (applying for post-doc positions, grants, etc…)
  11. LGBT issues

Mentoring: Questions on any of the above topics will be addressed in one of two ways: 

  • Open discussion forum
  • Private one-on-one sessions

To begin your inquiry, email the Chair of the Committee on Women indicating your question/concern and your preference for a one-on-one session with a mentor or an open discussion with all members of the caucus (including male members).  
 
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/resources
 
Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/workfam-stmt.htm
 
Disparities in the Salaries and Appointments of Academic Women and Men (1998)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/menwomenpay.htm
 
AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/research/geneq2006.htm
 
Faculty Salary and Faculty Distribution Fact Sheet 2003-04
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/research/2003-04factsheet.htm
 
The AAUP’s Committee on Women Responds to Lawrence Summers (2005)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/comm/rep/SummersResponse.htm
 
Organizing Women Faculty
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/westOrganizingWomen.htm
 
Summary of Wage Gap Studies (2000)
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/wagegap2000.htm
 
Gender Inequities Persist on U.S. Campuses
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2007/JF/AW/GenEquity.htm
 
Faculty Forum: It Takes a Village to Create a Full Professor
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2005/MJ/Col/ff.htm
 
Working Mothers and Gender Discrimination
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/women/eubenDiscrimination.htm
 
Kids on Campus
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2007/JA/Feat/keye.htm
 
Do 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