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Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors

Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors

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Publication Date: April 17th, 2020
Rutgers University Press
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Institutions, faculty, and students benefit when women academics advance in their careers, yet research shows that women academics are more likely to stall at the associate professor stage of their careers than men. Charting Your Path to Full is a data- and literature-informed resource aimed at helping women in the professoriate excel in their careers, regardless of discipline and institution type. Vicki L. Baker draws on human resources, organizational studies, and positive organizational psychology to help women first focus on their joy as the primary driver of career and personal pursuits, and provides action steps, “To Do” lists, and additional tools and resources to lay out a clear step-by-step approach to help women academics reach their goals. Baker’s wealth of consulting and research insights provides a compelling and accessible approach to supporting women as they re-envision their careers.

About the Author

Vicki L. Baker is a professor of economics and management at Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and an instructor in business administration at the Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus. She is lead author of Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges: Aligning Individual Needs and Organizational Goals (Rutgers University Press) and lead editor for Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty. She is the cofounder of Lead Mentor Develop, LLC (

Praise for Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors

"Informative and timely, Charting Your Path to Full will help real faculty achieve their professional goals. The exercises in the book will be beneficial to professors with numerous identities, in different disciplines, and at different institutional types."
— Lisa Wolf-Wendel

"This excellent volume on the experiences of women at mid-career helps to diagnose and to transform the conditions, policies, and practices that get in the way of women's advancement. Each chapter helps us clarify goals, develop community, integrate work and family, and advance work that brings us joy."
— KerryAnn O'Meara

"How Colleges Can Better Help Faculty During the Pandemic" by Vicki L. Baker
— Inside Higher Education

"3 Tips for Women Faculty to Get Through #WFH, #socialdistancing, and #stayingwell" by Vicki L. Baker
— Women in Astronomy

"The advantages of Charting Your Path to Full are in its evidence-based approach, business process orientation, and sage advice [and] most recommendations apply more broadly both in terms of career level and gender. If an evidence-based business approach to faculty advancement is what you need this book fills the bill."
— Journal of Faculty Development

"How To: Create a Mentor Network: A Discussion with Laura Gail Lunsford"
— New Books Network: The Academic Life