ACSP Sponsored Studies

Report on Faculty Birth and Adoption Policies in the Planning Academy

Authored by Carissa Schively Slotterback, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs University of Minnesota, this report highlights the results of recent surveys (2009‐2010) addressing the availability and adequacy of policies related to birth and adoption for urban planning faculty. The research was initiated by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Faculty Women’s Interest Group (FWIG), in response to interest by an ad hoc group of mostly junior faculty from a number of universities – the informal “parental leave interest group.”

Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

Selected ACSP member schools have submitted reappointment, promotion and/or tenure guidelines at the request of the ACSP Committee on the Academy and the Profession, Working Group on Promotion and Tenure.

"Yellow Book" Guide to Academia

This is the second booklet distilling the wit and wisdom of many successful women planning academicians (and a few men), prepared by the Irrepressible Women Planners. The first was published in 1988 and has become a classic of sorts. Known as the Yellow Book because the original cover was yellow, it was dedicated to helping women faculty get ahead--and there is a lot of evidence that it did so.