A crucial prerequisite for specifically promoting equality of opportunity for women and men and checking the success of the target agreements for increasing the proportion of women in academia between the Executive Board and all faculties is monitoring the career progression of both male and female scientists and comparing how the different genders proceed through their degree programs. As part of our commitment to the DFG, the University is expanding this procedure and is creating transparency of academic career progression via comprehensive monitoring of the various qualification levels. This can then indicate where there are leaks in the pipeline, from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s degree program, or from a doctoral degree to a professorship.
Doctoral degree monitoring at the FAU Graduate School
A newly established data system where all doctoral candidates have to register when starting their doctoral degree allows details of internal and external doctoral candidates to be kept centrally and allows us to keep track of how they progress. Gender and family status data is compared against successful and failed graduations by subject to monitor the effectiveness of equality measures, supervision and services offered by the University.