The Princeton Report
On May 22, 2003, a 40 page report was submitted to Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University, titled Report of the Task Force on the Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering at Princeton.
This report was the result of a task force charged by Tilghman to develop "a long term strategy to attract and retain highly talented women faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering departments at Princeton." The goals of the task force included:
The task force surveyed three departments: physical sciences, including astrophysics and math; life sciences; and engineering. Areas that were surveyed included hiring and promotion, the "two-body" problem, distribution of resources, and the climate within departments.
The data collected by the task force shows the need for efforts to increase the number of women in their ranks. In 2002, women represented only 10% of the total number of faculty in the physical sciences.
Recommendations by the task force include:
To read the entire report, click here.