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Gender Equity Research Fellowship

Gender Equity Research Fellowship

 


OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE

The 2021-2022 Gender Equity Research fellows, Christina Beis (University Libraries) and Kayla Harris (Marian Library), will assess the experiences of faculty and staff who have taken maternity leave since the implementation of the 2017 policy offering six weeks paid leave.

Administrators, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the study through involvement in online surveys and/or individual interviews this fall. There are three opportunities to participate based on your role and experiences. Surveys and interviews will be conducted through November 19, 2021.

All benefit-eligible employees are invited to participate in this short survey.

All supervisors of benefit-eligible employees are invited to participate in this short survey

All benefit-eligible employees who have taken a maternity leave at the University of Dayton since July 2017 can sign up for a 30 minute Zoom interview using Google appointments. More information about the interviews will be shared via email once your appointment is confirmed by the researchers. 


 

2022-2023 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 

Each year, the Women’s Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Provost’s Office sponsor two Gender Equity Research Fellows – one lecturer or tenure-track faculty member, and one exempt staff member, of any gender and from any disciplinary background – who work to advance gender equity and social justice through the conduct of high-quality research and the development of subsequent recommendations to share with the campus community.

We invite proposals from both faculty and exempt staff, and joint proposals will also be considered.

The following research topics have been identified as institutional priorities. Applicants can select among these topics and will be asked to propose a methodology for carrying out the project:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on tenure and promotion/research productivity
  • Impacts/assessment of application/usage of remote work and flexible work schedules 
  • Advancement patterns among women staff
  • Retention of women-identified staff

A proposed research topic not previously identified will also be considered. 

Applications for the 2022-23 fellowship are now open; complete this form by Dec. 17 to apply for the fellowship. 

 


GERF FELLOWS: 2021-2022

  • Christina Beis (University Libraries) and Kayla Harris (Marian Library) will assess the experiences of faculty and staff who have taken maternity leave since the implementation of the 2017 policy offering six weeks paid leave. 

GERF Fellows: 2020-2021

  • Dr. Kathrin Hanek (Management) examined faculty salary negotiations. Access the completed report here.
  • Dr. Julio Quintero (Diversity and Inclusion) focused on feelings of belonging among non-exempt staff. Access the completed report here.

GERF Fellows: 2019-2020

  • Dr. R. Darden Bradshaw (Art and Design) developed best practices to support LGBTQ+ identified faculty and staff. Access the completed report here.
  • Dr. Laura Vorachek (English) developed a toolkit for chairs to use to mentor junior women faculty through the T&P process. Access the completed report here.

Each fellow works alongside an undergraduate student research assistant over the academic year to complete their projects. Fellows present their work and recommendations to the campus community at the “Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium.” To receive a link to the recorded colloquium from April 2021, contact the Women's Center at womenscenter@udayton.edu

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