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Featured Press Coverage

8/31/2009

"Assessment Denied: the National Research Council's Sins of Omission " The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Marc Goulden, Angelica Stacy, and Mary Ann Mason. Op-ed about the National Research Council's recent Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States, and the exclusion of a diverse range of fields that accurately reflects the breadth of academe and its research-doctorate recipients (particularly women and underrepresented minorities).

1/19/2009

"In ‘Geek Chic’ and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science " New York Times. By Natalie Angier. Article about keeping women in science, discusses findings from new Mason, Goulden, and Frasch Academe article, Why Graduate Students Reject the Academic Fast Track, as well as earlier Do Babies Matter research.

1/15/2009

"Grad Students Think Twice About Jobs in Academe" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Audrey Williams June. Discusses findings from new Mason, Goulden, and Frasch Academe article, Why Graduate Students Reject the Academic Fast Track.

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1/15/2009

"Rejecting the Academic Fast Track" Inside Higher Education. By Scott Jaschik. Discusses findings from new Mason, Goulden, and Frasch Academe article, Why Graduate Students Reject the Academic Fast Track.

1/21/2009

"Who Will Teach at U.S. Research Universities? California Graduate Students Reject “Publish or Perish” Lifestyle" Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST), STEM Trends Comments. A summary and discussion of the new Why Graduate Students Reject the Academic Fast Track article by Mason, Goulden, and Frasch.

5/16/2008

"Conference Focuses on ‘Women and Men in the Globalizing University’" Yale University Office of Public Affairs. By Gila Reinstein. Article discusses the conference of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Marc Goulden presented in the first session, titled "Engendering Self-Knowledge: Mapping Gender in University Data." Representatives from each of the other universities agreed to use Goulden's data prototypes as a benchmark to make comparisons from.

5/20/2007

"Mary Ann Mason on why moms have such a hard time getting ahead" San Francisco Chronicle. By Sam Whiting. Profile of Mary Ann Mason and her new book "Mothers on the Fast Track."

May 2007

"Graduate Student Parents: The Underserved Minority" CGS Communicator. By Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden, & Karie Frasch. Discusses findings from a recent survey of doctoral students in the UC system, including recommended elements of a graduate student parent family friendly package.

Spring 2007

"The Parent Rap: A conversation with Mary Ann Mason on why babies matter" The Graduate: A Magazine for the Berkeley Graduate Community. By Lisa Harrington. An extensive article on the Do Babies Matter and UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge projects.

3/07/2007

"Campus will grant paid maternity leave to women doctoral students" Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. Berkeley is again 'on the cutting edge' of family-friendly benefits with this new policy, of special interest to an aging grad-student cohort.

9/25/2006

"UC's Berkeley and Davis campuses earn Sloan award for family-friendly policies " UC Berkeley News. By Sarah Yang. Describes the 250k Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and recognition for UC Berkeley's leadership in implementing groundbreaking family friendly policies.

>UC Berkeley and UC Davis win Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility
4/13/2006

"Family-friendly policies for faculty are now 'an entitlement" Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. Profiles extensively the revisions to UC's family friendly policies for faculty.

10/21/2005

"The CLASS OF 2005: United States: Two Scientists and a Baby" Science. By Jim Austin. References the impact of the Do Babies Matter study and other academic scholarship on the receptiveness of universities to family accommodations.
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9/26/2005

"Rigid Tenure System Hurts Young Professors, Especially Women, Officials From Top Universities Say" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Profiles ACE's Flexible Options National Conference and profiles some of the findings presented by Mary Ann Mason in the keynote address and some elements of the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project
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1/23/2005

"Can women have it all?" Boston Globe. By Ellen Goodman. An extensive profile of Mary Ann Mason's Do Babies Matter work by award-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.

12/17/2004

"Family Matters: Stopping Tenure Clock May Not Be Enough" Science Magazine. By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. Cites Marc Goulden and data from the UC Faculty Work and Family Survey regarding use rates of UC's tenure clock extension polices and cultural barriers to its use.
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12/5/2003

"Babies, Mothers, and Academic Careers." Chronicle of Higher Education. A Colloquy Live with Mary Ann Mason, moderated by Robin Wilson, featuring question and comments about the Do Babies Matter findings to date.

12/5/2003

"How Babies Alter Careers for Academics." Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. A full interview with Mary Ann Mason describing the major Do Babies Matter findings to date.

12/5/2003

"How Colleges Can Help Faculty Members with Children." Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. A summary of the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation describing the major.
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All Other Press Coverage

4/13/2007

"Princeton Expands Family-Friendly Benefits for Graduate Students With Children" The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Sierra Millman. Article about Princeton's new family friendly policies and benefits for graduate students. Cites early findings from our new Doctoral Student Career and Life Survey.
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4/04/2007

"Making grad school 'family friendly'" Inside Higher Education. By Scott Jaschik. Article about Princeton's new family friendly policies and benefits for graduate students. Cites early findings from our new Doctoral Student Career and Life Survey.

3/29/2007

"Scandals of Higher Education" The New York Review of Books. By Andrew Delbanco. Cites data from Mason and Goulden Marriage and Baby Blues article.

Nov. 2006

"The Sloan Foundation Corner: The UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge" The Network News: A Work-Family News Publication. By Mary Ann Mason, Angelica Stacy, Marc Goulden, Carol Hoffman, and Karie Frasch. Summary of the accomplishments of the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project and current activities.

10/6/2006

"6 Universities get Sloan Foundation grants to foster family-friendly policies" The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Describes UC Berkeley and the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge group (along with UC Davis) as a recipient of one of the 250k Sloan Foundation Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility.
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October 2006

"Women in Science: A Disappearing Act?" The American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter. By Mary Beckerle. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.

9/26/2006

"Science and the gender gap: A generation ago, women physicists and chemists were rare in the lab, but their number is increasing every year" Newsweek. By Barbara Kantrowitz and Julie Scelfo. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.

9/26/2006

"Campuses get grant to help faculty with families" Daily Californian. By Joelle Brown. Describes the 250k Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and recognition for UC Berkeley's leadership in implementing groundbreaking family friendly policies.

Fall 2006

"Mind the Gap: Studies find continued disparity in tenure rates between men and women with families." Berkeley Science Review. By Jennifer Skene. Cites extensively the Do Babies Matter research, the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project and revisions to UC family friendly policies.

8/31/2006

"It's in Their Interest, Too" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Joan Williams. Cites Marriage and Baby Blues article by Mason and Goulden.
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7/26/2006

"Finding A Parent-Friendly Place" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Megan Pincus Kajitani. Cites Do Babies Matter findings.
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Apr. 2006

"Depending on the Contingent: The Hidden Costs for History" Perspectives. By Linda K. Kerber. 'From The President' column cites Do Babies Matter findings.

Mar/Apr 2006

"The Baby Gamble: Can mothers succeed in academia?" Yale Alumni Magazine. By Nadya Labi. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.

3/9/2006

"After Lagging Behind Corportation, Colleges Bolster Family-Friendly Benefits" Wall Street Journal. By Sue Shellenbarger. Cites data from the UC Family Edge Project and refers to UC's family accommodation policies.

3/3/2006

"Where 'hello, baby' doesn't mean 'bye bye tenure'" The Times Higher Education Supplement. By Stephen Phillips and Mandy Garner. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.
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2/10/2006

"Isn't It Romantic? Instead of reading up on how hard it is to have a romance in academe, why not find out if it's true?" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Ms. Mentor. Refers readers to Do Babies Matter study.
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Jan. 2006

"Limited Ambitions News: Why Women Can't Win for Trying" Mother Jones. By Clara Jeffery. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.

12/27/2005

"Women in science weigh lab-vs.-life goals: Motherhood tests career aspirations" Boston Globe. By Marcella Bombardieri. Cites data on postdocs from the Do Babies Matter study.

Nov. 2005

"Accept, Avoid, Resist: Faculty Members’ Responses to Bias Against Caregiving ... And How Departments Can Help" Change Magazine. By Carol L. Colbeck and Robert Drago. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study.

Nov. 2005

"No talent left behind: attracting and retaining a diverse faculty" Change Magazine. By Claire A. Van Ummersen. Cites data from the Do Babies Matter study and references several UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge initiatives.

10/12/2005

"Improvements on the work/life horizon: Array of benefits is being added to constantly, with work still left to do" Berkeleyan. By Wendy Edelstein. Provides an update on the status of UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

10/7/2005

"Rigid Tenure System Hurts Young Professors and Women, University Officials Say" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Cites Do Babies Matter findings and University of California family friendly policies.
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10/4/2005

"Reduced load lets faculty meld family, tenure track" Boston Globe. By Marcella Bombardieri. Profiles findings from the Do Babies Matter project and the development of flexible part-time options by the University of California.

9/25/2005

"Teetering on the Family Friendly Edge: Discrimination Against Mothers in Academia?" Common Dreams News Center. By Charlotte Fishman. Cites the case of a UCSB professor who was dicriminated against because of family status and cautions that the University of California Family Friendly Edge initiative must be enforced at the departmental level.

9/15/2005

"Faux Family Friendly?" Inside Higher Ed. By Scott Jaschik. Refers to the University of California as a leader in family friendly policies but also warns that policies must be enforced.

8/22/2005

"Under the Microscope" Newsweek Kaplan College Guide. By David Wolman. Cites University of California family friendly policies and initiatives.

8/19/2005

"More Women in Science: Supporting Online Material" Science Magazine. By Handelsman et al. Cites the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge report as recommended reading regarding the issue of balancing work and family.

7/15/2005

"Marc Goulden: Crunches numbers on academics' family lives" The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Profiles the work of Marc Goulden in association with Mary Ann Mason on the Do Babies Matter project and on the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

7/15/2005

"A Look at the New Generation of Higher-Education Thinkers" The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Sara Hebel. An introduction to the Chronicles' New Generation of Higher-Education Thinkers series that includes Marc Goulden of the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

July 2005

"Recruiting and Retaining Female and Minority Faculty" TIAA-CREF Institute Trends and Issues. Discusses at length Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter project findings and the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

5/19/2005

"The UC's role model" San Francisco Chronicle. Describes Angelica Stacy's role and UCB's publicization of family friendly policies in its recent success at hiring women faculty.

Spring 2005

"Growing and Keeping Our Own" in the American Council on Education's (ACE) report Creating Flexibility in Tenure Track Faculty Careers. By France Cordova. Chancellor Cordova, UC Riverside, profiles the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project and the importance of developing family friendly accommodations for faculty.

4/15/2005

"The ivory tower's glass ceiling Female academics seeking tenure are falling below the curve" The San Francisco Bay Guardian. By Catherine Hess. Summarizes Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings and includes a brief interview with Mary Ann Mason and other women academics.

4/12/2005

"UC considers family-friendly policies for faculty" UCLA Today. By Anne Burke. Provides a summary of the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

4/4/2005

"When biology does affect women's academic careers" The Salt Lake Tribune. By Nick Wolfinger, Mary Ann Mason, and Marc Goulden. An Op-Ed by Wolfinger, Mason, and Goulden discussing the importance of family issues and family friendly policies in explaining the dearth of women among tenure-track faculty in the sciences.

4/4/2005

"UC May Adopt Family Friendly Leave Policy" The Daily Californian. By Traci Kawaguchi. Discusses the proposed family friendly revisions to the UC's Academic Personnel Manual and cites data from the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge Report.

4/1/2005

"Reflections on the Baby Track and the Tenure Track" Berkeley Daily Planet. By Carol Polsgrove. A discussion of Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter Findings, particularly in regard to the issue of single mothers and the faculty pipeline.

3/24/2005

"A Real Option" Inside Higher Ed. By Scott Jaschik. Cites Marc Goulden and Sheila O'Rourke regarding proposed revisions to UC's part-time policy for professorial series faculty and data from the UC Faculty Work and Family Survey regarding interest in and support for part time options among UC faculty.

3/21/2005

"Disparate Burden" Inside Higher Ed. By Scott Jaschik. Cites Marc Goulden and data from the UC Faculty Work and Family Survey regarding differences in the caregiving load (weekly hours providing care) of UC faculty by gender, children, and age.

3/19/2005

"Changing the Face of UCR’s Faculty" The Black Voice News. By Chris Levister. Summarizes the one day diversity conference at UC Riverside and references Marc Goulden's talk on faculty work and family issues and the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.

3/18/2005

"We Must Make the Academic Workplace More Humane and Equitable" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Linda K. Kerber. Cites data from Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter II article.
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3/10/2005

"Married with children? You may not be a woman in academia" Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. Profiles Mason and Goulden's recent Do Babies Matter findings and the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge.

2/25/2005

"Keeping Kids Close" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Cites Marc Goulden and data from the UC Faculty Work and Family Survey regarding the importance of childcare centers to faculty.

2/16/2005

"Baby Blues" Naturejobs. By Virginia Gewin. Cites Marc Goulden regarding academic pipeline issues for women and Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings.

Feb. 2005

"Competitive UC Faculty hiring edge: the family friendly approach" HR/Benefits Review. Includes an article that describes in detail the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge project.
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Winter 2005

"Choosing Tenure First, Babies Later" in News for Women in Psychiatry. By Judith Carrier. Summarizes the major findings included in the Do Babies Matter (Part II) academe article.

12/3/2004

"Where the Elite Teach?" Chronicle of Higher Education. By Robin Wilson. Cites Angelica Stacy on campus climate issues for women and Marc Goulden on Do Babies Matter findings regarding women's advancement at major research universities.

11/24/2004

"A glance at Academe: The unequal consequences of choosing tenure first, babies later." Chronicle of Higher Education (Magazine and Journal Reader). By Kellie Bartlett. Summarizes the major findings included in the Do Babies Matter (Part II) academe article.
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10/14/2004

"Part-Timers on the Tenure Track." Chronicle of Higher Education (Career Network). By Joan Williams. A brief interview with Marc Goulden regarding the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge flexible part-time options for ladder-rank faculty proposal.

10/8/2004

"Where -- Not When -- Should You Have a Baby?" Chronicle of Higher Education (The Chronicle Review). By Saranna Thornton. Cites Mary Ann Mason and the Do Babies Matter findings.
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10/8/2004

"Faculty ‘Climate Survey’ — the Results Are in" Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. Profiles some of the major results from the UC Berkeley Faculty Climate Survey and interviews Angelica Stacy regarding their importance.

Oct. 2004

"Tenure Track & Reproductive Track on Collision Course." Canadian Assoc. of University Teachers Bulletin Online. By Wendy Robbins. Discusses Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings regarding women faculty and fertility.

Aug. 2004

"The Baby Who Did Matter: Work-Life Balance in the Academy." Women in Higher Education. By Cristina González. Discusses the importance of family friendly policies to institutional excellence and cites Mason and Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings.

Aug. 2004

"Mothers in the Faculty Pipeline." Women in Higher Education. By SGC. Summarizes a national presentation by Marc Goulden regarding the most recent Mason and Goulden Do Babies Matter findings.

June 2004

"Tips from UC on Creating a Family-Friendly Campus." Women in Higher Education. By MDR. Summarizes a national presentation by Carol Hoffman regarding the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge.

4/20/2004

"Singing the Grad-School Baby Blues." Chronicle of Higher Education (Chronicle Careers). By Joan Williams. Cites Mary Ann Mason's "pathbreaking" Do Babies Matter work and UC Berkeley's graduate student family housing.

4/3/2004

"Skipping Maternity Leave to Teach" Chronicle of Higher Education (Career Network). A reference to Mason & Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings regarding tenure achievement.

2/17/2004

"Women a Minority of Tenured Faculty and Administrators " CNN. Cites Mary Ann Mason and Do Babies Matter findings.

Feb. 2004

"Tenure and Babies Don't Track for Women" Prism Magazine. A brief interview with Marc Goulden regarding the latest Mason & Goulden Do Babies Matter findings.

12/12/2003

"Faculty Stats on Work-Life Balance Eyed" Dateline UC Davis. By Clifton B. Parker. Summarizes a talk given by Marc Goulden regarding the major findings from the UC Faculty Work and Family Survey in regard to UC Davis

10/16/2003

"Work/Life Policies and Programs Are of Keen Concern on Campus ." Berkeleyan. By Wendy Edelstein. Interview with Carol Hoffman regarding major work and life initiatives at UC Berkeley and the UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge.

4/30/2003

"Making Academia More Family Friendly." Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. Discusses findings from Mason, Stacy, & Goulden's UC Berkeley faculty work and family survey and some of the early UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge proposals.

3/5/2003

"Babies and Tenure: UC Family-Friendly Policies Promote Equity" UCLA Today. By Judy Lin-Eftekhar. Summarizes a presentation made by Mary Ann Mason that include both Do Babies Matter findings and UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge proposals.

2/5/2003

"Faculty Diversity: The Road Ahead." Berkeleyan. By Cathy Cockrell. An interview with Angelica Stacy regarding future diversity initiatives at UC Berkeley.

2/14/2002

"Career Ladder." Berkeleyan. By Kathleen Maclay. Profiles Mason & Goulden's first Do Babies Matter findings in regard to tenure achievement.

2/12/2002

"Women Who Have Children Early in Careers Hurt Their Chances to Achieve Tenure, Report Finds" Chronicle of Higher Education (Daily News). By Thomas Bartlett. Cites Mason & Goulden's Do Babies Matter findings in regard to tenure achievement.
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Jan. 2002

"Do Babies Matter." Women in Higher Education. By MDR. Summarizes a national presentation by Mary Ann Mason at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) that included the first Do Babies Matter findings.
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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