- Many schools have allowed new parents to delay tenure evaluations by as much as a year.
- New research being presented at the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network suggests that those who accept such delays are more likely to have lower salaries a year or two later.
- The study found that men suffer a greater salary gap than women.
From the article:
As colleges and universities have moved to make themselves more "family friendly" to parents, "stop the clock" policies have proliferated. As a benefit, a new parent -- female or male, although generally more women use the benefit -- can have an extra year before the tenure review. The idea is that the additional time demands of becoming a new parent are bound to make it more difficult for a scholar to finish the next book, land the next grant or do whatever is expected before promotion. ...