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2007-2008 Survey on Women's Issues and Concerns

The USF Presidential Advisory Status of Women Committee conducted a web-based survey on women’s issues and concerns at USF. 3,836 individuals completed the survey, launched on November 27, 2007 and available on-line for 12 weeks.

Participants answered questions about their perceptions of safety, salary equity, and mentorship opportunities for women at USF. Almost 90% of respondents were female and two-thirds were from the Tampa campus.
• 85% believe salary equity is extremely important to them.
• 75% believe career advancement is extremely important to them.
• 68% of respondents believe there are adequate career advancement opportunities available for women at USF.

In answers to open-ended questions, the overwhelming concern for all participants was campus safety, followed by student-specific concerns about parking and classes. Calls for family-friendly policies and practices, mentoring programs, and salary equity information were the next largest categories of concern to participants.

For the complete findings of the Survey, including open-ended responses from more than 600 individuals, click here.