Women (and minorities) are asked to serve on committees, in part to help fulfill the requirement for diverse committees. The evidence is mounting that there is a disproportionate time spent with service by women than men and this can stagnate careers. Good mentors are aware of this and can help protect women faculty and be a part of the institutional transformation that rewards leadership in service roles as part of the tenure and promotion process.
Literature about gender and service:
- The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work by Joya Misra, Jennier Hickes Lundquist, Elissa Homes, and Stephanie Agiomarvritis, from AAUP, 2011
- Service and Gender Inequity among Faculty, by Karen Pyke, Political Science, January 2011
- Introduction Chapter to Over Ten Million Served, Gendered Service in Language and LIterature Workplaces, by Massé and Hogan, SUNY Press 2010
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