Women in the academy are raising issues of pay parity, equal representation on committees, increased leadership positions, stories of resilience, and mentorship espousing changes at all levels including teaching, research, and administration.
These strategies demand interrogation, and larger questions are being asked about the place of women empowerment worldviews in the dominant intellectual traditions of the academy.
Further, the trend to make changes requires an exploration of new transformational approaches that draw on critical theory to resist discrimination, sexism, and racism and support resistance and sustainable empowerment strategies.
Chapter by Dr. Vianne Timmons
Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy is a critical scholarly publication that seeks to make the academy responsive and inclusive for women advancement and sustainable empowerment strategies by broadening the understanding of why women in the academy are overlooked in leadership positions, why there is a pay parity deficit and what is being done to change the situation.
Dr. Vianne Timmons, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial, contributed a chapter titled, “I Didn’t Expect YOU to Be the University President!”: A Critical Reflection on Three Decades of Women’s Leadership in Canadian Academia.
Featuring a wide range of topics such as mentorship, curriculum design, and equality, this book is ideal for policymakers, academicians, deans, provosts, chancellors, administrators, researchers, and students.
Edited by Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Laurentian University; Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, York University; and Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Laurentian University.
Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy is published by IGI Global.