work-life research
 

In 2008-2010 the Joint Administration-Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) Work-Life Committee conducted a survey of all faculty and librarians who were not serving in administrative roles, and also held several focus groups. We have published some papers based on this work, including:


Anna Curtis, Joya Misra, Jennifer Lundquist, and Abby Templer. 2013. “Eaten by Email.” Academe. September-October.


Jennifer Lundquist, Joya Misra, and KerryAnn O’Meara. 2012. Parental Leave Usage by Fathers and Mothers at an American University. Fathering. 10(3): 337-363. (see also this report in Inside Higher Education on the research)


Joya Misra, Jennifer Lundquist, Elissa Dahlberg Holmes, and Stephanie Agiomavritis. “The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work.” Academe. 97(1): 22-26. (see also this report in Inside Higher Education on the research)


Joya Misra, Abby Templer, and Jennifer Lundquist. “Gender, Work-Time, and Care Responsibilities among Faculty.”  Sociological Forum. 29(2): 300-323.


Reports are available below. Executive summaries provide one-page summaries of the key question and findings of the reports. 


Overall Powerpoint


Workload, Housework, Carework, and Work-Life Balance

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Family Benefits at UMass-Amherst: An Assessment

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Toward Achieving Work-Life Balance: The Librarian Context

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Associate Professors and Gendered Barriers to Advancement

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Contract Faculty and the Changing University

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Email & Work-Life Balance                                          

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Geography of Work                                                   

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Methodological Appendix