Additional Resources

Resources on Work/Family Issues (provided by Jan Nolan)


Faculty Organizations

CAUT Women’s Issues and Campaigns

AAUP Work/Family Resources


Selected American Initiatives Regarding Faculty Work/Life

An Agenda for Excellence: Creating Flexibility in Tenure Track Faculty Careers

Faculty Careers and Flexible Employment

David Leslie has linked his research on phased retirement to a broader analysis of the need for flexible career paths for both junior and senior faculty. This paper can be found here.

National Clearinghouse for Academic Worklife, University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women

UC Berkeley (Sloan Foundation funded) Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit

University of Washington (Sloan Foundation Funded) Family Friendly Policies for Faculty Members

Selected Canadian Government Websites and Research

Government of Canada: Work Life Balance in Canadian Workplaces

WorkLife BC’s model for getting started on work/life issues in the private sector

Work-Life Balance in Canada: Making the Case for Change by Linda Duxbury and Chris Higgins

Selected Work/Life and Work/Family Offices in Universities

Virginia Tech

University of Michigan

University of Toronto

University of Iowa

Examples From Other Workplaces

Who’s Cuddly Now? Changes that law firms are making to enhance work/life balance

CIBC Back Up Child Care Program

Other References on Work/Family Issues


Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit. ostdoc Survey Finds Gender Split on Family Issues. Science Vol. 318 9 November 2007. 28 January 2008

Bischoping, Kathy. The Best You Can Expect When You Are Expecting and Beyond:A Review of Contract Language for Mothers in the Canadian Academy. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol. 5. No. 2. (Fall/Winter 2003): 77-86.

Carr, Phyllis L., MD, et al. elation of Family Responsibilities and Gender to the Productivity and Career Satisfaction of Medical Faculty. Annals of Internal Medicine Vol. 129. Issue 7 (1 October 1998): 532-38. 28 January 2008

Castle, Joyce B. and Vera Woloshyn. otherhood and Academia: Learning from Our Lived Experience. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol. 5. No. 2. (Fall/Winter 2003): 35-46.

Fothergill, Alice and Kathryn Feltey. I Worked Hard and Slept Very Little Mothers on the Tenure Track in Academia.Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol. 5. No. 2. (Fall/Winter 2003): 7-19.

Mason, Mary Ann and Marc Goulden. Marriage and Baby Blues: Redefining Gender Equity in the Academy. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (November 2004): 86-103. 28 January 2008

Panofsky, Ruth. Professor/Mother: The Uneasy Partnership. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol. 5. No. 2. (Fall/Winter 2003):103-111.

Perna, Laura W. The Relationship between Family Responsibilities and Employment Status among College and University Faculty. The Journal of Higher Education Vol. 72, No. 5. (Sep.-Oct., 2001): 584-611. 28 January 2008-01-28


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