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978-0-7391-9439-3 • Hardback • April 2015 • $102.00 • (£78.00)
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Erin K. Anderson is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington College, where she also contributes to the Gender Studies Program.
Catherine Richards Solomon is professor and department chair in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology at Quinnipiac University.
1. Introduction to Volume, Erin K. Anderson and Catherine Richards Solomon
2. University Family-friendly Policies: Professors’ Experiences and Perceptions, Catherine Richards Solomon
3. Do Work/Life Policies Matter? The Importance of Work/Life Policies for Faculty Intentions to Quit, Catherine Berheide and Rena Linden
4. Could I be THAT Guy: The Influence of Campus Climate on Paternity Leave Use, Erin K. Anderson
5. Caring for Aging Parents: Balancing the Personal and Professional in Academia, Rona J. Karasik, Debra L. Berke, and Scott D. Scheer
6. Introduction to Case Studies Section, Erin K. Anderson and Catherine Richards Solomon
7. A Tale of Two Policies: Lessons Learned in Writing and Adopting Parental Leave Policies at a University, Brandy A. Randall and Virginia Clark Johnson
8. Changing Work/Life Policy in Institutions of Higher Education: A Case Study, Leslie E. Tower
9. Understanding Family and Medical Leave at a Large Public University, Stacey Oliker and Amanda I. Seligman
10. Life Happens: The Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jennifer Sheridan, Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Molly Carnes, Jo Handelsman, and Amy Wendt
11. Discussion, Erin K. Anderson and Catherine Richards Solomon
With its unique blend of research and campus-based case studies of policy development and implementation, Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe offers an informed and practical guide for creating a family-friendly academic workplace.
— Amy S. Wharton, Washington State University
This volume fills a gap by broadening work-family conversations to include topics related to both women and men and elder care in addition to including research about policy use and its impact on retention and tenure. The book is a critical read for researchers studying work-family and academic careers, faculty looking to manage different aspects of work-life integration, graduate students as prospective faculty, and administrators looking to improve the quality of faculty life.
— Kelly Ward, Washington State University
This book provides a thoroughly researched survey of the existing family-friendly policies in colleges and universities. The case studies present an insightful evaluation of what works best and what changes are still needed to help faculty manage life course events. Essential resource for all stakeholders in the academic workplace, whether they are developing work/family policies, implementing, or using them.
— Marjukka Ollilainen, Weber State University