Utah’s wage gap between men and women largest in nation

Utah’s wage gap between men and women is the highest in the U.S., which can be paralleled with recent gender-related tenure data found by USU’s Center for Women in Gender, said FCHD Professor Ann Berghout Austin, the center’s director.”We’ve suspected for a long time that Utah State University probably does not have the number of women faculty members in the tenured and tenure-tracks,comparable to our sister institutions,” Austin said.The center found that the proportion of women faculty at USU that are tenured or tenure-track has gradually risen to 32 percent in 2011, a 2 percent increase from 2006, Austin said.Austin said there is a comparison group of “peer institutions” – other western land-grant universities – consisting of schools such as New Mexico State University, University of Arizona, Colorado State University and University of Alaska.The Center for Women in Gender, in conjunction with the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation, began comparing USU’s numbers with these peer institutions and found that the percentage of tenured and tenure-track women faculty ranges from 32 percent to 41 percent, with an average of 38 percent. USU is at the bottom of that range.

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