Readings on Family Friendly Policies

Allison, J. E. (2008). Composing a life in twenty-first century academe: Reflections on a mother’s challenge. NWSA Journal, 19(3), 23-46.

American Association of University Professors: Statement on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work. Retrieved September 15, 2006 from:

An agenda for excellence: Creating flexibility in tenure-track faculty careers (2005). American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education.

Aubrey, J., Click, M., Dougherty, D.S., Fine, M. A., Kramer, M.W., Meisenbach, R. J.; Olson, L.N., &  Smythe, M.J. (2008). We do babies: The trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Pregnancy and parenting in the academy. Women’s Studies in Communication, 31(2), 186-195.

Bridges, J. S., & Orza, A.M. (1992). The effects of employment role and motive for employment on the perceptions of mothers. Sex Roles, 27(7/8), 331-343.

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) (2005). Family friendly policies in higher education: Where do we stand? University of Michigan. Retrieved December 1, 2008 from:

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) (2008). Family friendly policies in higher education: A five-year report. 2005 & 2008. University of Michigan. Retrieved January 18, 2009 from:

Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, 2008-9. (2008a). Number of full-time faculty members by sex, rank and racial and ethic group, Fall2005. 55 (1), 24. Retrieved October 12, 2008 from

Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, 2008-9. (2008b). Tenure status of full-time faculty members by type of institution, 2005-6. 55 (1), 25. Retrieved October 12, 2008 from

Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. (2006). Beyond bias and barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering [Free Executive Summary]. Retrieved February 16, 2009 from

Correll, S. J., Benard, S., & Paik, I. (2007).Getting a job: Is there a motherhood penalty?American Journal of Sociology, 112, 1297-1338.

Curtis, J.W. (2004).Balancing Work and Family for Faculty. Academe, Nov/Dec, 21-23.
Dow, B. J. (2008). Does it Take a Department to Raise a Child? Women’s Studies in Communication, 31(2), 158-165.

Euben, D. (2006, June 16). Win Some, Lose Some. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(41) B8.

Fidell, L. S. (1975). Empirical verification of sex discrimination in hiring practices in psychology,” in R. K. Unger and F. L. Denmark, eds., Women: Dependent or Independent Variable, Psychological Dimensions:  New York.

Frasch, K., Mason, M.A., Stacy, A., Goulden, M., & Hoffman, C. (2007). Creating a family friendly department: Chairs and deans toolkit. Retrieved December 15, 2008 from UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge at

Fothergill, A., & Felty, K. (2003). I’ve worked very hard and slept very little: Mothers on the tenure track in academia. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering 5(2), 7-19.

Gilbert, J. (2008). Why I feel guilty all the time: Performing academic motherhood. Women’s Studies in Communication. 31:2, 203-208).

Gunter, R., & Stambach, A. (2003). As balancing act and as game: How women and men science faculty experience the promotion process [Electronic Version]. Gender Issues, 21(1), 24-42

Inequities Persist for Women and Non-tenure track Faculty. (2005). Academe Mar./Apr., 21-30.

Jacobs, J.A. & Winslow, S.E. (2004, November). Overworked faculty: Job stresses and family demands. Annals, AAPSS, 104-129.

Jaschick, S. (2005, September 15). Faux family friendly? Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved December 10, 2008 from:

Jaschick, S. (2007, April 25). The family friendly competition. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved February 16, 2009 from:

June, A.W. (2009, January 23). Grad students think twice about jobs in academe. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 55 (20), A1.

Kritek, P. B. (1984). Women’s work and academic sexism. Educational Record, 65 (3),56-57.

Mason, M. A. & Goulden, M. (2004). Do babies matter (Part II)? Closing the baby gap. Academe, Nov/Dec, 2004, 11-15.

Mason, M.A. & Goulden, M. (2004). Marriage and baby blues: Redefining gender equity in the academy. Annals, AAPSS, 86-103.

McCurdy, A. H., Newman, M.A., & Lovrich, N.P. (2002). Family-friendly workplace policy adoption in general and special purpose local governments. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 22(1), 27-51.

Newman, M. & Mathews, K. (1999). Federal family-friendly workplace policies. Review of  Public Personnel Administration, 19, 34-48

Parsad, B. & Glover, D. (2002). Tenure status of postsecondary instructional faculty and staff: 1992-1998. National Center for Education Statistics, National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. NCES 2002-210.

Report of the task force on women faculty (2005, May). Harvard University, Retrieved December 10, 2008 from:

Sandler, B. R. (1986). The campus climate revisited: Chilly for women faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.

Sotirin, P. (2008). Academic motherhood: In for the long haul. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 31(2), 258-267.

Stack, S. (2004). Gender, children, and research productivity. Research in Higher Education, 45(8), 891-920.

Steinpreis, R.E., Anders, K.A. & Ritzke, D. (1999).The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex roles. 41, (7/8), 509-528.

Sullivan, B., Hollenshead, C., & Smith, G. (2004). Developing and implementing work-family policies for faculty. Academe, Nov/Dec, 24-27.

Toepell, A.(2003). Academic mothers and their experiences navigating the academy. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 5(2), 93-102.

Trower, C.A.  & Bleak, J.D. (2004). The study of new scholars: Gender statistical report. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Untener, J. (2008, July 18). Giving birth to a good policy. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(45), B30
Valdata, P. (2005, November 17). The ticking of the biological and tenure clocks. Diverse Online. Retrieved August 31, 2006 from:

Ward, K. & Wolf-Wendel, L. (2004). Fear factor: How safe is it to make time for family? Academe, Nov/Dec, 28-31.

Williams, J.C. (2000). Unbending gender: Why family and work conflict and what to do about it. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, J. C. (2004). Hitting the maternal wall. Academe, Nov/Dec, 16-20.

Williams, J.C. (2005). The glass ceiling and the maternal wall in academia. New Directions for Higher Education, Summer, 91-105.

Wilson, R.(2004, December 3). Where the elite teach, it’s still a man’s world. The Chronicle of Higher Education, A8-A14.

Wilson, R.(2008, July 18). More colleges are adding family-friendly benefits. The Chronicle of Higher Education 54(45), B22.

Wolf-Wendel, L.E. & Ward, K. (2006). Academic life and motherhood: Variations by institutional type. Higher Education, 52, 487-521.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2014). Strategies for maintaining sanity and success: Advice for junior faculty (pp.9-16). In Vongalis-Macrow, A. (Ed.) Career Moves: Mentoring for women advancing their career and leadership in academia. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Wyatt-Nichol, H., Cardona, M., & Drake, K. (2012). Balancing work and family in higher education: Best practices and barriers. In O’Brien Hallstein, L. & O’Reilly, A. (Eds.) Academic motherhood in a post-second wave context (pp. 108-126). Bradford: Demeter Press.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2011). Case study: Female-family friendly policies in the academe. In D’Agostino, M.J. & Levine, H. (Eds.), Women in Public Administration: Theory and practice (pp. 45-65). Sudbury: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Daycare. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc., 273-275.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Maternity leave. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc., 729-730.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2009). Blue-collar mother/White-collar daughter: A perspective on U.S. policies toward working mothers. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. 11(2), 111-121.

Yoest, C. & Rhoads, S.E. (2004). Parental leave in academia. The Family, Gender and Tenure Project. University of Virginia. Retrieved January 15, 2009 from:

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