A Research Group of Their Own

Inside Higher Ed - For professors, finding time to do research can be difficult. Especially if they are women. Numerous studies have found that female professors work the same number of hours as their male counterparts, but they spend less time on research and more time on other commitments.

The Women Faculty Writing Groups at Texas Tech University aim to combat this gender gap in research. Founded this fall, the program seeks to offer female professors a three-hour chunk of time each week to pursue writing and publishing their research without getting sidetracked by other demands, said Caroline Bishop, assistant professor of classical and modern languages at Texas Tech and a co-founder of the program.

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