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Stanford Faculty Women's Forum

The Faculty Women's Forum (FWF) provides information and organizes events to promote the success of women faculty at Stanford, with opportunities for women faculty across the University to discuss shared interests and concerns.

The Faculty Women’s Forum is supported through the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.

"The tenure review process itself needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that it is truly rewarding excellence. We need to be wary of the numbers game -- so many articles, so many citations, so many dollars -- and weigh the true quality of the work produced by our faculty, male and female alike. What advances human knowledge? It is not the bulk of scholarship that crowds the shelves of our libraries or fills our electronic journals, but the seminal books and papers that break new ground and take us to a wholly new level of understanding. There is a natural desire to quantify our output, but this should not be the measure of scholarship." -- Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University, 2005.