Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 10:58:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 2/224/99

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
     weekly issues of  2/24/99, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1.  Discussion on Salary Discrepancies

1.  Discussion on Salary Discrepancies
From: Beth Hufnagel

I would like to point out a strategy to help expose and 
hence minimize undeserved income disparities in academia.  
Annually, all of the highest-paid Maryland state employees, 
including university administrators, professors and coaches, 
have their salaries published.  This prevents unknown, 
perhaps small differences from accumulating over time, as 
one can challenge differentials each year before they become 
politically difficult to correct.

Activism in support of such a "sunshine" law would be 

    Beth Hufnagel

I was interested to note that the new issue of "Technology 
Today" (MIT's magazine) has an article about "Women and 
Tenure at MIT".  Ten percent of the faculty are now women; 
in 1992 it was 8%.  Of the 213 men and 49 women who were 
hired in tenure track positions between 1985 and 1990, 34.3% 
of the men and 34.7% of the women were tenured by 1998.  In 
1997-98, eleven women and 13 men received tenure.

Priscilla Benson 

End of CSWA Newsletter of 2/24/99