University Faculty Gender Equity Council

gender equity meeting

About the Council

The University Faculty Gender Equity Council (UFGEC) annually conducts an analysis of faculty salaries to document gender pay inequities. The council also conducts an analysis of gender inequities in time to promotion for tenure and to full professor and the number of endowments given to male versus female faculty. Additionally, the council presents best practices for creating an equitable and inclusive environment for faculty.

University Faculty Gender Equity Council 

The council’s Employment Issues Committee compared male and female faculty on a variety of dimensions (headcount, salary, promotion rates). They conducted these analyses for tenured/tenure-track faculty across ranks and by rank (full, associate, and assistant professor) and for non-tenure track faculty across ranks and by rank (lecturer, senior lecturer, and distinguished senior lecturer) for the 2017-18 academic year. 

The 10-year longitudinal trend documents the results of efforts to improve gender pay equity at UT Austin. A key finding showed that across tenured/tenure-track ranks, female faculty member salaries were on average 0.3% higher than male salaries.

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Additionally, the percentage of female faculty has had a slight but steady increase over the last 10 years, reaching 33.7% for 2017. The Best Practices Committee will be making recommendations (in conjunction with the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity) to improve diversity and inclusion in the faculty ranks. 

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The Employment Issues Committee also found that across ranks for non-tenure track faculty salaries, female lecturer salaries were on average 5.1% higher than male salaries in 2017, while the percentage of female lecturers has been relatively stable over the last 10 years.
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Finally, data are provided on promotion and tenure rates by gender. The Best Practices Committee will be benchmarking for best practices to improve promotion and tenure rates for female faculty. 

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The University Faculty Gender Equity Council will continue to annually extend analyses of gender equity in headcount, salary, endowments and time to promotions. Additionally, the council will address other areas of concern for female faculty including climate, family-friendly policies, and representation in leadership positions.

Committee Information

Employment Issues

Learn more about the Employment Issues Committee and view their 2017-18 reports.

Best Practices

Learn more about the Best Practices Committee.

2019-20 UFGEC Membership

Executive Coordination

Edmund T. Gordon, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost


Lynn Katz, Cockrell School of Engineering
Laura Starks, McCombs School of Business


Amelia Acker, School of Information
Megan Alrutz, College of Fine Arts
Germine Awad, College of Education
Julia Clarke, Jackson School of Geosciences
Catherine Cubbin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Jane Dimmitt Champion, School of Nursing
Jennifer Glass, College of Liberal Arts
Elizabeth Jacobs, Dell Medical School
Shardha Jogee, College of Natural Sciences
Lee Ann Kahlor, Moody College of Communication
Angie Littwin, School of Law
Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram, School of Architecture
Victoria Rodriguez, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Holli Temple, College of Pharmacy


Shuping Chen, McCombs School of Business
Minette Drumwright, Moody College of Communication
Fernanda Leite, Cockrell School of Engineering
Jennifer Maynard, Cockrell School of Engineering
Elizabeth Mueller, School of Architecture
Shelley Payne, College of Natural Sciences
Christen Smith, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Ex Officio Members

Thais Bass-Moore, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Ashley Bennett, Graduate Student Assembly
Tasha Beretvas, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Marquita Booker, Office for Inclusion and Equity
Brian Evans, Faculty Council
Norma Fowler, Faculty Welfare Committee, Faculty Council
Amie Jean, Student Government
Mark J. T. Smith, Graduate School
Mary Steinhardt, Office of the Faculty Ombuds
Pauline Strong, Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Faculty Council
Del Watson, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost