American Council on Education / Sloan

Faculty Career Flexibility Award, SJSU (2008-2010)

One of six American Council on Education (ACE) / Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility was awarded to San José State University on January 29, 2008. Each accelerator award of $200,000 enables an award winning institution to expand and enhance flexible career paths for faculty. The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility recognize master's colleges and universities for their leadership and accomplishments in implementing groundbreaking policies and practices supporting career flexibility for tenured and tenure-track faculty. The awards program is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE) with support from the Families and Work Institute.

With the support of this award, we have sought to emphasize flexibility and choice for all tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and to change the University culture. We have gathered input from both new and “seasoned” faculty from across the University. We have compiled information regarding campus policies and resources pertaining to work-life issues. We have also worked with department Chairs and Deans, to assist them in implementing these policies as flexibly as possible. And we have created initiatives specific to each “academic career life-cycle” stage. For additional information and resources, please see:

ACE / Sloan Award