New online resource center to address sexual harassment in the geosciences
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The National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCEGeo project has released a collection of online resources for the community on relevant research and tested strategies to respond to sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in academia. These public resources can be used to: define and understand harassment, bullying, and discrimination; design codes of conduct, including for field research projects and courses; and identify best strategies for creating inclusive and equitable workplace climates. The online resource center is hosted by the Science Education and Research Center at Carleton College.
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Click HERE for the Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine resource
- Diversity in Academia
- How Higher Ed. Can Fight Racism: ‘Speak Up When It’s Hard’
- If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention
- Implicit Bias and Why it Matters to the Field of Political Methodology
- Tech’s Lack of Diversity Isn’t Just a Pipeline Problem
- The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy organization at UC Hastings College of the Law that seeks to advance gender and racial equity in the workplace and in higher education
- Why women-led startups struggle to find funding in Seattle, and what one group is doing to change that
- Women’s Visibility in Academic Seminars: Women Ask Fewer Questions than Men
- STEM and STEAM: A Guide for Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities
Articles and Resources on Anti-Racism and Academia
- arXiv Letter of Support
- Black in Computing open letter and call to action
- Funding Disparities Between White and Black Investigators
- Dutt, K. (2020). Race and racism in the geosciences. Nature Geoscience, 13:2-3.
- McCoy, H. (2020). The life of a black academic: Tired and terrorized. Inside Higher Ed
- University of Pittsburgh Anti-Black Racism Course
Articles and Resources on Gender Bias in Academia
- Buckles, K. (2019). Fixing the leaky pipeline: Strategies for making economics work for women at every stage. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 33(1): 43-60.
- Carnes, M., Devine, P.G., Isaac, C., Manwell, L.B., Ford, C.E., Winston, A.B., Fine, E., & Sheridan, J. (2012). Promoting institutional change through bias literacy. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 5(2): 63-77.
- Isaac, C., Lee, B., & Carnes, M. (2009). Interventions that affect gender bias in hiring: A systematic review.Academic Medicine, 84(10):1440-1446.
- Letters of Recommendation Resources from WISLEI
- Madera, J.M., Hebl, M.R., Martin, R., & Valian, V. (2019). Raising Doubt in Letters of Recommendation for Academia: Gender Differences and Their Impact. Journal of Business and Psychology, 34: 286-303.
- National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 2006. Beyond bias and barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. Executive Summary.
- NCWIT Checklist for reducing unconscious bias in job descriptions/advertisements. National Center for Women & Information Technology.
- Perspectives from Women in Data Science
- Project Implicit. Implicit social cognition: Investigating the gap between intentions and actions.
- Roper, R.L. (2019). Does gender bias still affect women in science? Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 83(3) doi:10.1128/MMBR.00018-19
- Schmader, T., Whitehead, W., & Wysocki, V.H.(2007). A linguistic comparison of letters of recommendation for male and female chemistry and biochemistry job applicants. Sex Roles, 57:509–514.
- Smith, J. L., Handley, I. M., Rushing, S., Belou, R., Shanahan, E. A., Skewes, M. C., Kambich, L., Honea, J., & Intemann, K. (2018). Added benefits: How supporting women faculty in STEM improves everyone’s job satisfaction. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 11(4):502–517.
- Thomas, K. M. (2013). Women of color at mid-career: Going from pet to threat. In L. Comas-Dias and B. Greene (Eds.), Psychological Health of Women of Color: Intersections, Challenges and Opportunities. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Trix, F., & Psenka, C. (2003). Exploring the color of glass: letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty.Discourse & Society, 14(2): 191-220.
- Tuitt, F.A., Sagaria, M.A.D., & Turner, C.S.V. (2007). Signals and strategies in hiring faculty of color. Higher Education Handbook of Theory and ResearchXXII, 497-535.
- Williams, J.C., Phillips, K.W., & Hall, E.V. (2015). Double Jeopardy? Gender bias against women in science. Tools for Change in STEM.
Articles on Parenting and Academia
- Raygoza, M.C., Viola, M.J., Klein, E.B., & León, R.J. (2020). From private struggle to parentscholar solidarity: Collective organizing during a pandemic to humanize the academy. Transcontinental Human Trajectories, 8: 2557-2633.
Papers and Books describing different aspects of faculty development programs
- Advocates and Allies Program and the ADVOCATE FORWARD Project
- An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence
- A Third Year Review of the Faculty Development Program at Mississippi State University Introduction
- Faculty Development – The Future of Engineering Education
- Recharge your professional and personal activities through an International Sabbatical
- StratEGIC Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change
- WISELI: Promoting Participation and Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering
- Working Effectively with Graduate Students
Papers on the Importance of Networks
Papers/Books on Work-Life Balance and Dual Careers
- Hiring and Advancement Hints for Dual Academic Engineering Couples
- Dual Career Academic Searches for Engineering Faculty Positions
- Work/Life Balance for Dual Career Faculty Couples
- Agricultural and Applied Economics versus Economics:Work-Life Policies and Female Faculty Representation across Academic Ranks
- Mothering from the Field: The Impact of Motherhood on Site-Based Research
Blog on How Gender Dynamics Shape the Experiences of Dual-Career Academics
The Leaky Pipeline
NCFDD Faculty Success Program: Benefits of Supporting Faculty
- Association of Faculty Women: The purpose of AFW is to provide a means for faculty women to share mutual interests, activities, and concerns, particularly as they relate to the academic responsibilities of teaching, research, and service at WSU. To provide a structure through which issues that impact faculty women, as an academic group, are considered and addressed, particularly by providing input and recommendations to bodies including the University Administration, the Commission on the Status of Women, the WSU Faculty Senate, and university committees. To further the professional growth of faculty women through professional programs, state and national speakers, and consultants.
- Women in Film, Literature, and the Arts Discussion Series: Is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff to read a book, watch a film, or attend an exhibit or performance for pleasure, rather than what is assigned for classes. This series contributes to the promotion of a diverse and vibrant intellectual community on campus for those interested in women’s issues. It is designed to create a space for women and men to gather and talk about issues important to women through literature, film, and (visual and performing) art.
- College Success for Women in STEM: A database of scholarships, programs and organizations working together to help women bridge the STEM gender gap.
- Commission on the Status of Women: To advise the president and executive vice president, to gather data, and to make policy recommendations on all issues relevant to women. To establish close working relationships with other groups on campus and in the community working in areas related to the status of women. To prepare and disseminate an annual report every summer, to be disseminated no later than June 30, advising the president and executive vice president of the current year’s accomplishments, recommendations, and data collected. To recommend to the president and executive vice president courses of appropriate action to enhance the status of women and to address inequities in outcomes and/or opportunities for women.
- A Guide For Women in STEM:Research shows that women are underrepresented across most technical and scientific fields, including data science. According to BetterBuys.com, women only make up 26% of data professionals. Diversity is important across all academic and professional fields, and it is particularly important in areas that drive innovation and are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Research also shows that in order to increase the diversity science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the pipeline of guidance and inclusion needs to extend from early education all the way through professional development and career support .This guide is intended to provide a general background and specific resources for women considering STEM fields.In this guide we provide information regarding:
- Issues and challenges women face in STEM Fields
- How companies are recruiting more women to fill positions in these fields
- Resources for those women interested in pursuing a career in STEM
- Data Science specific resources for women considering a career as a data scientist
- How campuses and programs are making an effort to foster a welcoming environment for females to succeed in the STEM fields.
- Million Women Mentors: A story highlighting diversity and mentorship in higher education.
- Wash. State Department of Early Learning: Early learning partnerships are important to ensure all children in Washington have what they need to succeed in school and life. DEL is committed to thoughtful partnerships with parents, private entities, the public sector and others to help set up a lasting, comprehensive and interconnected early learning system.
On Thursday, June 14, STELAR was pleased to bring our community the 3rdAnnual NSF Opportunities for Broadening Participation in STEMwebinar hosted by the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). During this webinar, NSF program officers and staff provided relevant and timely information about NSF programs and funding opportunities within EHR aimed at broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM administrators, researchers, professionals, and students at Minority Serving Institutions are in particular are encouraged to view the materials and recording.
Please click HERE to access the web recording and presentation materials
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