Best Practices

Best Practices

Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit

Deans-Chairs-toolkit-iconDepartment chairs and deans have a central responsibility in understanding the importance of a family friendly department, and in implementing policies, sharing resources, and reinforcing cultural practices to assist all faculty. This toolkit provides essential information for department chairs and deans.

If you would like to receive hardcopies of this toolkit or to request a Microsoft WORD version, please send an email to Karie Frasch. With appropriate attribution you may adapt the Toolkit to your own institution.Download Toolkit (PDF).

Effective Policies and Programs for Retention and advancement of Women in Academia

best-practices-toolkitWorklife Law has compiled best practices used by colleges and universities across the nation to successfully retain talented faculty—particularly women–with family responsibilities. Download our compiled best practices here.

Staying Competitive:
Patching America’s Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences

thumb-stay-competitiveWomen represent a large part of the talent pool for research science, but many data sources indicate that they are more likely than men to “leak” out of the pipeline in the sciences before obtaining a tenured position at a college or university. Download PDF Report.Download PowerPoint Presentation.

UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge Report

thumb-uc-family-edgeThe UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge is series of projects designed to support the development and implementation of innovative policies and programs for academics in the UC system, as well as to examine the role of institutions of higher education and federal granting agencies in leaks from the academic pipeline at all stages. Visit website.

Download PDF Report.
Download Survey PowerPoint.
Download Doctoral Student Survey PowerPoint.
Download Campus-Level Data Tables (PDF).

Survey Examples

UC Faculty Work and Family Survey.
UC Doctoral Student Career and Life Survey.
UC Postdoctoral Scholar Career and Life Survey
UCB Academic Researcher Climate Survey
UCB Faculty Climate Survey
University Family Accommodations Policies and Programs for Researchers Survey
Federal Agency Grants, Contracts, and Family Accommodation Policies and Programs Survey

What Works for Women at Work: How to Identify Gender Bias and Individual Strategies for Overcoming Gender Bias

What Works for Women at Work GuideWorklife Law has compiled a list of individual strategies for overcoming gender bias. Individual Strategies are not solutions, however, knowing how to identify gender bias and understanding how to overcome this bias is key to a woman’s success. Download Individual Strategies Guide.