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FWIG Resume Book – The Faculty Women’s Interest Group (FWIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annually prepares and posts on the ACSP website a compilation of the two-page abbreviated resumes of women seeking tenure-earning teaching positions in Planning and related programs in North America. The Resume Book is widely used by Planning Departments conducting faculty searches; many people who appeared in previous editions are convinced that it played an important role in their successful job search. Most resumes are from those with an earned PhD in Planning or a related field who are just starting their teaching careers. Feel free to include your resume if you already have a teaching position and are considering a move OR if you’re ABD and almost ready. We occasionally get resumes from those with Masters degrees and practicing planners who hope to teach.

The Yellow Book Guide to Academia – This is the second booklet distilling the wit and wisdom of many successful women planning academicians (and a few men), prepared by the Irrepressible Women Planners. The first was published in 1988 and has become a classic of sorts. Known as the Yellow Book because the original cover was yellow, it was dedicated to helping women faculty get ahead–and there is a lot of evidence that it did so.

Report on Faculty Birth and Adoption Policies in the Planning Academy – Authored by Carissa Schively Slotterback, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs University of Minnesota, this report highlights the results of recent surveys (2009‐2010) addressing the availability and adequacy of policies related to birth and adoption for urban planning faculty. The research was initiated by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Faculty Women’s Interest Group (FWIG), in response to interest by an ad hoc group of mostly junior faculty from a number of universities – the informal “parental leave interest group.”