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Gender transformation in the academy

Gender inequality/inequity in the academy has been evidenced globally as women outnumber men seeking degrees in institutions of higher education, but remain concentrated in the lower faculty ranks and absent from administrative positions, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines The chapters in this volume document the gender inequality in higher education in the United States as well as in Australia, Austria, Portugal, South Africa, and Sweden. They explore the reasons for it and test or suggest remedies. Several are based on projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), which seeks to address the issue as it is evidenced in STEM disciplines through ADVANCE, a program developed to increase the participation and advancement of women in these disciplines. The authors consider womeńs situation in the context of a variety of types of educational settings including community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and research-intensive universities
Print Book, English, 2014
Emerald, United Kingdom, 2014
xxxi, 422 pages ; 24 cm
9781784410704, 1784410705
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$$a The new STEM faculty profile: balancing family and dual careers / Patricia Wonch Hill, Mary Anne Holmes and Julia McQuillan
Carving a "third path": faculty parents' resistance to the ideal academic worker norm / Marjukka Ollilainen and Catherine Richards Solomon
Community colleges and the reproduction of gender in the academy: experiences of women STEM faculty / Cynthia D. Anderson, Christine Mattley, Valerie Martin Conley and David A. Koonce
Strategies of academic parents to manage work-life conflict in research abroad / Amy Lubitow and Kathrin Zippel
Achievement relative to opportunity: career hijacks in the academy / Beverley Hill, Judith Secker and Fay Davidson
Emerging gender parity and persistent differences: cultural shifts among faculty cohorts at a primarily undergraduate institution / Elizabeth Borland and Diane C. Bates
Department chairs' perspectives on work, family, and gender: pathways for transformation / Amy S. Wharton and Mychel Estevez
Gendered networks: professional connections of science and engineering faculty / Deborah Belle, Laurel Smith-Doerr and Lauren M. O'Brien
Processes and pathways: exploring promotion to full professor at two liberal arts colleges in the United States / Catherine White Berheide and Susan Walzer
Advancement of mid-career faculty members: perceptions, experiences, and challenges / Maxwell Awando, Ashley Wood, Elsa Camargo and Peggy Layne
Senior compared to junior women academic scientists: similar or different needs? / Sue V. Rosser
Disproportionate awards for women in disciplinary societies / Erin L. Cadwalader, Joan M. Herbers and Alice B. Popejoy
Minimizing the influence of gender bias on the faculty search process / Eve Fine, Jennifer Sheridan, Molly Carnes, Jo Handelsman, Christine Pribbenow, Julia Savoy and Amy Wendt
Gender bias in appointment procedures for full professors: challenges to changing traditional and seemingly gender neutral practices / Angela Wroblewski
Women in higher education in South Africa / Dianne Shober
Organizational change and gender equity in academia: using dialogical change to promote positive departmental climates / Melissa Latimer, Kasi Jackson, Lisa Dilks, James Nolan, and Leslie Tower
Critical mass or incremental change? The effects of faculty gender composition in STEM / Amy L. Hillard, Tamera R. Schneider, Sarah M. Jackson, and David LaHuis
Women in academic leadership / Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor and Kate White
"Someone needs to be first": women pioneers as change agents in higher education management / Helen Peterson