Story posted June 14, 2010
Bowdoin is held up as an exemplar among institutions applying career flexibility policies from the corporate world to that of academia in the June 10, 2010, issue of the scientific journal, Nature.
The article, "Gender Stop-Gaps," explores the various efforts underway by colleges and universities to bring more women into academic science.
An excerpt from the article:
Other schools are applying policies from the corporate realm to academia.
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is using Sloan Foundation funding to develop part-time tenure-track positions and job sharing for academic couples.
The College was awarded a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, sponsored by the American Council on Education, recognizing baccalaureate colleges for their leadership in developing best practices to recruit and retain tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout their careers.