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Joya Misra, 2021 PEP Fellow, and colleagues published new research finding greater transparency and clarity in workload and assignments may grant women more success in a wide range of occupations

Joya Misra, 2021 PEP Fellow, and colleagues published new research finding greater transparency and clarity in workload and assignments may grant women more success in a wide range of occupations. Misra and colleagues observed that workload transparency and clarity, and consistent approaches to assigning classes, advising, and service, can reduce perceptions of inequitable and unfair workloads among women, among numerous other findings. Using data collected from 947 respondents in 53 departments from 22 institutions of higher learning, the research team explored how faculty members perceive workload in their department. Examining differences by race and gender, they identify mechanisms that can help shape their perceptions of greater equity and fairness. Read more at UMass News Release and here.

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