We’ve added more women to our faculty, and the press is noticing

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Michigan Ross Dean Alison Davis-Blake was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week, discussing the increase in women to Ross’ faculty ranks.

The story comes after Davis-Blake’s panel appearance at the White House with other business school deans, where a commitment was made to improve access, awareness, and involvement among women in business schools.

The Chronicle’s piece examines the approach Dean Davis-Blake and faculty leadership have been taking to improve the number of women teaching classes and researching at Ross.

"We’re in no way overturning the role of the faculty, and we’re in no way offering preferential treatment," she says in the article. "Our goal was just to make sure that a variety of people were considered for positions and had the opportunity to be hired. If you’ve got two people that you’re really excited about, let’s just hire them both now.”

The approach is working. Last year, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Ross had the highest percentage of tenured or tenure-track women faculty members among all top ten business schools.

Read the full article in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

 

 

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