Feminists Against Academic Discrimination (F.A.A.D.) helps women faculty, especially those associated with women’s studies programs and departments, who are subjected to different types of academic discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of sex/gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Scale of JusticePlease support F.A.A.D. in providing assistance to women faculty who experience academic discrimination by making a donation. To make a donation, please send an e-mail message to sharon@teichmangallery.com.
In sisterhood, THANK YOU!

Fundraising Dinner

Fundraising Dinner Picture

The 26th Anniversary F.A.A.D. Fund Raising Dinner took place June 28, 2007 in St. Charles, Illinois,the site of the NWSA Conference. Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, UNESCO Chair of Mathematics and Economics and Prof. of Statistics at Columbia University-New York (standing) was the guest speaker and recipient of the “SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE” Award for her struggle to help women faculty gain equity at her institution.


Please join us at the 2014 NWSA Conference, Nov. 13-16, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and PR Convention Center. We have two panels for faculty and activists whose interests include the just and fair treatment of women in academe.

Program Administration and Development Pre-Conference  (PAD)

SESSION: PAD: NWSA’s New Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion: What Do They Mean for Directors, Administrators, and Institutions?

DAY: Thu, Nov 13, TIME: 4:00 to 5:15pm, LOCATION: PRCC, 103-B

MODERATOR: Ann Burnett, North Dakota State University

Widening the Scope
 - Jackie Krasas, Lehigh University, Presenter
Discussion of the importance and implications of “widening the scope” of evaluation in research, teaching and service.

Accounting for Institutional and Departmental Obstacles and Inequities - Crystal Chambers, East Carolina University; Gloria Jones-Johnson, Iowa State University. Presenters
Scholars will present on ways to overcome the challenges of obtaining tenure and promotion in Women’s Studies.

Recognizing and Valuing a Wider Range of Contributions - Ann Burnett, North Dakota State University; Caryn D. Riswold, Illinois College. Presenters
Scholars will provide multiple ways for candidates, administrators, and institutions to expand the current mindset about what “counts.”

SESSION: Creating Justice in Academe

DAY: Sat, Nov 15, TIME: 10:45am to 12:00pm, LOCATION: Sheraton, Miramar-1

MODERATOR: Ann Burnett, North Dakota State University

Another Failure of Liberalism: (Mis)uses of AAUP’s Statement of Principles and the NWSA Guidelines as a Corrective Measure

The Association for American University Professors was founded to professionalize the professoriate and protect faculty from undue administrative intrusion into academic domains. AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure were adopted to curtail administrative abuse. While helpful, the liberal ideals in the Statement, when applied to women and other minoritized groups, sometimes yield inequitable results. NWSA’s New Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion are designed to add substantive clarity where liberal ideals fall short. In this presentation, connections between the two documents will be drawn and the NWSA Guidelines will be applied to previously adjudicated cases as illustrations.

PRESENTER: Crystal Chambers, East Carolina University

Women Faculty in Academe: Longevity and the Fight for Gender Equity

Women faculty who remain in the academy for long careers have much expertise to share with their colleagues about how to create and monitor institutional structures and strategies to boost gender equality. On average, however, women have shorter academic careers than their male counterparts and are under more pressure during those careers. Does this diminish women’s efficacy when fighting for gender equity? How can we support and encourage women to extend their careers in order to maximize institutional impacts at a time when universities are creating incentives to encourage–and pressuring academics of both genders, especially activists–to retire?

PRESENTER: Betty J. Harris, University of Oklahoma, Norman


Radical Critique of Online Teaching and the Role of Adjuncts: The Tenuous View of an Adjunct Online Professor

Women constitute two thirds of the 1.5 million adjuncts in the U.S. As more women earn PhDs, universities increase the ratio of adjuncts to professors, thus undercutting the value and meaning of doctoral degrees. Furthermore, corporatized universities are developing a super-exploitative cottage industry of largely women online adjuncts teaching largely women returning students out of our homes. What impact does this have on women as professors and instructors, as students contemplating the college teaching profession, and our ability to foster future generations? How should professional organizations reflexively respond to this actual position of the academic women majority?

PRESENTER: Batya Weinbaum, Independent Scholar