This section examines how hidden workloads impact faculty careers and provides recommendations for surfacing, acknowledging, and valuing invisible labor.
This section provides resources for surfacing, acknowledging, and valuing “hidden” or “invisible work,” or faculty work supporting institutional missions, goals, initiatives, shared governance, operations, and cultural life that is unrewarded, inequitably distributed, and/or in excess. This resource is divided into three sections: a lit review, a survey of ACS schools, and a collection of potential interventions.
Literature Review: Defining Hidden Workloads
This review of the scholarship on invisible academic labor offers a multifaceted picture of the various areas where such labor is occurring and reveals that the impact of hidden workloads depends on rank, administrative roles, and faculty identities.
Surveying the ACS Schools
See the results of a survey distributed to all ACS faculty about their perceptions about service at their institutions.
Best Practices: Potential Interventions
The above research and data, as well as conversations with ACS Deans and Provost, point to some solutions that can help recognize and reward hidden labor at ACS schools.