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College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jul 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

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There has been much discussion in the popular media over the last few years to the effect that there is a “crisis” with regard to men in higher education. There have been several angles in these reports, including arguments suggesting that men are declining in student ranks, or that women are outpacing their male counterparts. In any case, these reports have asked questions about where the men are if not in college; and what will be the consequences of this problem in terms of the workforce, families, or the potential nature and future of higher education. One could easily be …


Technology And Gender Issues: Development And Assessment Of A Freshman General Education Course In The College Of Engineering, Patricia Backer Jun 2007

Technology And Gender Issues: Development And Assessment Of A Freshman General Education Course In The College Of Engineering, Patricia Backer

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This class, Technology VS Women, explores the interaction of gender with technology and answers questions such as: Is technology a “male” science? Is modern technology compatible to both male and female users? What does history tell us about the role of women at work relating to technology? The ideas presented in this course challenges some commonly held myths and misconceptions about technology in our society. This course focuses on the technological changes since 1900 and how they have affected both men and women. The effect of cultural biases and perspectives on the working and educational environments also are addressed. This …