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Women Faculty In Stem Colleges At Purdue University: Perceptions Of The Classroom Environment Related To Student Interactions, Susan R. Geier, Christie L. Sahley Mar 2014

Women Faculty In Stem Colleges At Purdue University: Perceptions Of The Classroom Environment Related To Student Interactions, Susan R. Geier, Christie L. Sahley

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

As part of the mission to increase faculty success, the ADVANCE-Purdue Center for Faculty Success (PCFS) sought to understand faculty experiences related to student interactions and the classroom environment. Consequently, the PCFS launched a university-wide survey to understand the various faculty perceptions of their classroom environment specifically related to student interactions. The survey was administered to faculty members during fall 2012. This paper will focus on the perceptions of women faculty members in the Colleges / Schools of Agriculture, Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Technology and Veterinary Medicine (STEM).

In addition to the demographic items such as gender, rank, and college, participants were ...


Diversity Catalysts Involvement And Impact, Klod Kokini, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Clint Chapple, Andrew Hirsch, Kathleen Howell Mar 2014

Diversity Catalysts Involvement And Impact, Klod Kokini, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Clint Chapple, Andrew Hirsch, Kathleen Howell

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program has funded over $130 million USD in efforts “to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce” (http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/advance/index.jsp). The PURDUE-ADVANCE project has three major goals: 1) to increase the number and success of STEM women faculty of color; 2) to increase the success and leadership of women faculty in STEM, and 3) to educate all the faculty and in particular, the majority, about the benefits of diversity ...


Immigrant Women’S Experiences Of Using Mobile Phones: Counting Pennies To Connect Across Continents, Parul Malik, Lorraine Gayle Kisselburgh Mar 2014

Immigrant Women’S Experiences Of Using Mobile Phones: Counting Pennies To Connect Across Continents, Parul Malik, Lorraine Gayle Kisselburgh

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

There are many success stories of women around the world using information communication technologies (ITCs) to empower themselves. Most research on ICT-enabled empowerment tends to focus on rural women in emerging economies. Little attention has been paid to their low income, immigrant counterparts living in North American cities. Using 30 interviews with Bangladeshi and Ethiopian women who recently immigrated to New York City, this exploratory study describes the barriers to the use of mobile phones amongst immigrant women. A majority of these women were dependents of construction workers and cab drivers, while the others had operative level positions in retail ...


Appreciating Episodic Mentoring: Reconsiderations Of And Interventions For A Comprehensive Mentoring Process For Engineering Faculty, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Ziyu Long, Klod Kokini, Lindsey B. Anderson, Jennifer C. Batra Mar 2014

Appreciating Episodic Mentoring: Reconsiderations Of And Interventions For A Comprehensive Mentoring Process For Engineering Faculty, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Ziyu Long, Klod Kokini, Lindsey B. Anderson, Jennifer C. Batra

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

The benefits of formal and informal mentoring systems in academe and other organizational settings are well documented. However, a third form of mentoring—known as episodic or spontaneous mentoring as well as mentoring moments—offers a different entrée point into the everyday construction of mentoring. Whereas most mentoring either focuses on one-on-one long-term relationships or group/cluster mentoring arrangements, episodic mentoring emphasizes processes, relational aspects of the mentoring experiences, multiple inputs, and individual empowerment. Based on inductive-deductive analyses of in-depth interviews and other empirical data about engineering faculty members' mentoring experiences in a mid-western university, we discuss how episodic mentoring ...


Navigating Pregnancy And Parenthood: Work-Family Considerations For Men And Women Graduate Students In Stem And Other Disciplines, Ziyu Long, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Abigail Selzer King Mar 2014

Navigating Pregnancy And Parenthood: Work-Family Considerations For Men And Women Graduate Students In Stem And Other Disciplines, Ziyu Long, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Abigail Selzer King

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

Scholars and non-academicians consider popular key advantages to be flexibility in career trajectories as well as autonomy and control over one’s schedule and the work that one chooses to do (e.g., Buzzanell & Lucas, 2006, 2013). Although academic careers seem to offer these benefits, there are questions about whether and how such flexibility actually occurs, particularly in times of pregnancy/adoption, family leave, and work-life “balance” (e.g., Stone, 2008). Implicit in academic flexibility is that graduate student careers might evidence some of the same flexibility but within institutional structures that can range from lockstep to a build-you-own-plan and ...


Evaluation Of Women And Men Professors: How Gender Scripts Affect Students' Assessments, Elizabeth A. Hoffmann Mar 2014

Evaluation Of Women And Men Professors: How Gender Scripts Affect Students' Assessments, Elizabeth A. Hoffmann

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

All universities strive for high quality teaching. In the late 1970’s, colleges and universities began systematically soliciting feedback from students regarding teaching. Rather than relying on colleague-evaluations, the new administrative philosophy advocated bringing in students’ own assessment of their professors. Today, these student assessments are often the only evaluation of college teaching.

The change to include students’ perspectives was particularly supported by women faculty. Ironically, some research suggests that student evaluations might be quite biased against women professor. Such a bias would not only be unfair, but it would have substantial consequences for those women faculty, since student evaluation ...


Hiring And Retention Results At The University Of Cincinnati, Steve Howe Phd, Stacie F. Holloway Phd, Rachel Kallen Phd Mar 2014

Hiring And Retention Results At The University Of Cincinnati, Steve Howe Phd, Stacie F. Holloway Phd, Rachel Kallen Phd

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

Achieving higher levels of representation of women in the STEM sciences requires that science departments do a better job of recruiting, hiring, and retaining women scientists. In order to help the University of Cincinnati ADVANCE project team assess whether the under-representation of STEM women at UC is more a matter of not recruiting and hiring enough women or more matter of not retaining them, we conducted survival analyses. We were able to construct a data base of all UC employees who were hired from 1990 to 2012. For employees who left UC, we were able to calculate years of UC ...


Assessing The Intra-Departmental Social Networks Of Male And Female Stem Faculty: A Preliminary Analysis, Stacie F. Holloway Phd, Rachel Kallen Phd, Steve Howe Phd, Brian Eiler Mar 2014

Assessing The Intra-Departmental Social Networks Of Male And Female Stem Faculty: A Preliminary Analysis, Stacie F. Holloway Phd, Rachel Kallen Phd, Steve Howe Phd, Brian Eiler

ADVANCE-Purdue Gender and STEM Research Symposium

Social relationships and intra-organizational networking have repeatedly been shown to predict career success.[1] However, building social networks may become difficult when STEM women enter into an area where they are judged, implicitly or explicitly, to be less competent outsiders. Social networks can also become more difficult to manage when work-life demands become unmanageable. Thus, a key component to analyzing the success of the ADVANCE program at the University of Cincinnati (UC LEAF) entails assessing the social climate through real connections between people within UC. To this end, LEAF has begun collecting closed network data from faculty in each of ...