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Project Publications

Assessment Denied: The National Research Council's Sins of Ommission
> The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2009. Assessment Denied: the National Research Council's Sins of Omission. By Goulden, Stacy & Mason
Stay in the Game: Gender, Family Formation, and Alternative Trajectories in the Academic Life Course
> Social Forces. 2009. Stay in the Game: Gender, Family Formation, and Alternative Trajectories in the Academic Life Course. By Wolfinger, Mason & Goulden
Why Graduate Students Reject the Fast Track
> Academe. 2009. Why Graduate Students Reject the Fast Track. A study of thousands of doctoral students shows that they want balanced lives. By Mason, Goulden, & Frasch
> PDF with figures
The Devil is in the Details: Creating Family Friendly Departments for Faculty at the University of California
> Stylus. 2009. The Devil is in the Details: Creating Family Friendly Departments for Faculty at the University of California. In J. Lester and M. Sallee (Eds.), Establishing the Family Friendly Campus: Models for Effective Practice. By Frasch, Stacy, Mason, Page-Medrich & Goulden
Problems in the Pipeline: Gender, Marriage, and Fertility in the Ivory Tower
> The Journal of Higher Education. 2008. Problems in the Pipeline: Gender, Marriage, and Fertility in the Ivory Tower. By Wolfinger, Mason & Goulden
Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit
> UC Berkeley. 2007. Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit. By Frasch, Stacy, Mason, Goulden, & Hoffman
Graduate Student Parents: The Underserved Minority
> The CGS Communicator. 2007. Graduate Student Parents: The Underserved Minority. By Mason, Goulden & Frasch
Do Babies Matter? Pushing the Gender Equity Revolution Forward
> Stylus. 2007. Do Babies Matter? Pushing the Gender Equity Revolution Forward. By Mason, Goulden & Wolfinger
Marriage and Baby Blues
> Annals Marriage and Baby Blues article by Mason & Goulden
Do Babies Matter II
> Academe Do Babies Matter II article by Mason & Goulden
> PDF with figures
Do Babies Matter I
> Academe Do Babies Matter I article by Mason & Goulden
> PDF with figures

Mason and Ekman Book

>Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers by Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

Mary Ann Mason's Chronicle of Higher Education Balancing Act columns

October 2009
>"Why So Few Doctoral-Student Parents?" By Mary Ann Mason
September 2009
>"How the 'Snow-Woman Effect' Slows Women's Progress" By Mary Ann Mason
May 2009
>"Rethinking the Tenure Clock: Dealing with the rigidities of the tenure system is a key reform facing academe, if we want tenure to persist" By Mary Ann Mason
April 2009
>"Is Tenure a Trap for Women?" By Mary Ann Mason
March 2009
>"Role Models and Mentors" By Mary Ann Mason
February 2009
>"Men and Mothering. University policies and academic culture continue to discourage men from being active parents" By Mary Ann Mason
> PDF version
January 2009
>"A Bad Reputation. Why are more and more graduate students turning away from careers at research universities?" By Mary Ann Mason
> PDF version
December 2008
>"A Message for Our New President. Female undergraduate and graduate students voted for Obama in great numbers. So what do they want from him now?" By Mary Ann Mason
> PDF version
November 2008
>"Frozen Eggs. Oocyte cryopreservation is not the secret to professional success in academe" By Mary Ann Mason
> PDF version
October 2008
>"Do Babies Matter in Science? A true measure of gender equity in academe would look at both the career and family outcomes of female Ph.D.'s" By Mary Ann Mason
> PDF version

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What's New?
>Report with the Center for American Progress: Staying Competitive: Patching America's Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences
>Full Report PDF
>Executive Summary PDF
>Video discussion with Mary Ann Mason
>Podcast discussion with Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden, and Robert Berdahl, President of the Association of American Universities
Project Materials and Links
> Press Coverage
> Publications
>Presentations and Proposals
>Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit
>UC Faculty Family Friendly Policies (PDF)
>Joint Statement (DOC) on Gender Equity in Higher Education by 9 Presidents of Major Universities
See Press Release (DOC)
The UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge:
> The UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge: turning a problem into UC's competitive advantage
> Recruiting & Retaining the Best & Brightest
> Leaks in the Academic Pipeline for Women
> The Pool Problem at UC Berkeley: Ladder Rank Faculty
> Work-Family Balance
> Sloan Funds the UC Family Friendly Edge
> Proposed Initiatives