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Promotions Missed

More than a quarter of women in academia think they were not promoted because of their gender, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

In a new Gallup poll of more than 10,000 faculty and staff members at two- and four-year degree-granting institutions, 28 percent of female respondents said they felt they were passed over for a promotion because of their gender, as compared to 11 percent of male respondents. This, Gallup notes, is nearly twice the national average — 15 percent — for working women in general. The Chronicle notes that Asian and Hispanic women were more likely to think they had been passed over for a promotion because of their gender.

Additionally, the Chronicle says that less than a quarter of female respondents said they thought they had the same advancement opportunities as others, while about a third of male respondents did. Gallup further notes that Black, Asian, and Hispanic female faculty and staff were less likely to agree that they had same advancement opportunities as others.

The poll also found that only about a third of female faculty and staff thought they were paid fairly, as compared to nearly half of male faculty and staff respondents.

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