Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women

Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women

by Abigail J. Stewart, Danielle LaVaque-Manty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472034324

ISBN-13: 9780472034321

Pub. Date: 07/22/2010

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


The National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program has been awarding five-year grants to colleges and universities since 2001 to address a common problem: how to improve the work environment for women faculty in science and engineering. Drawing on the expertise of scientists, engineers, social scientists, specialists in…  See more details below

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The National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program has been awarding five-year grants to colleges and universities since 2001 to address a common problem: how to improve the work environment for women faculty in science and engineering. Drawing on the expertise of scientists, engineers, social scientists, specialists in organizational behavior, and university administrators, this collection is the first to describe the variety of innovative efforts academic institutions around the country have undertaken.
 
Focusing on a wide range of topics, the contributors discuss both the theoretical and empirical aspects of these initiatives, with emphasison the practical issues involved in creating the approaches. The cases
represented in this collection depict the many issues women faculty in science and engineering face. The essays in Transforming Science and Engineering illustrate that creating work environments that sustain and advance women scientists and engineers benefits women, men, and underrepresented minorities.
 
Abigail J. Stewart is Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan.
 
Janet E. Malley is a psychologist and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan.
 
Danielle LaVaque-Manty, former Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan, teaches composition at U-M's Sweetland Writing Center.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472034321
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Mary Sue Coleman....................xi
1. Analyzing the Problem of Women in Science and Engineering WHY DO WE NEED INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION? Abigail J. Stewart, Janet E. Malley, & Danielle LaVaque-Manty....................3
2. Transforming the Scientific Enterprise AN INTERVIEW WITH ALICE HOGAN Danielle LaVaque-Manty....................21
3. Weak Links, Hot Networks, and Tacit Knowledge WHY ADVANCING WOMEN REQUIRES NETWORKING Patricia Rankin, Joyce Nielsen, & Dawn M. Stanley....................31
4. An Institutional Approach to Establishing Professional Connections Ruth A. Dyer & Beth A. Montelone....................48
5. Interconnected Networks for Advancement in Science and Engineering THEORY, PRACTICES, AND IMPLEMENTATION Mary Lynn Realff, Carol Colatrella, & Mary Frank Fox....................62
6. A Faculty Mentoring Program for Women BUILDING COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A HIGHLY QUALIFIED FACULTY Evelyn Posey, Christine Reimers, & Kelly Andronicos....................79
7. Beyond Mentoring A SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM TO IMPROVE WOMEN'S SUCCESS Vita C. Rabinowitz & Virginia Valian....................96
8. Supporting Faculty during Life Transitions Eve A. Riskin, Sheila Edwards Lange, Kate Quinn, Joyce W. Yen, & Suzanne G. Brainard....................116
9. Faculty Recruitment MOBILIZING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FACULTY Abigail J. Stewart, Janet E. Malley, & Danielle LaVaque-Manty....................133
10. Scaling the Wall HELPING FEMALE FACULTY IN ECONOMICS ACHIEVE TENURE Rachel Croson & KimMarie McGoldrick....................152
11. Equity in Tenure and Promotion AN INTEGRATED INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH Mary Frank Fox, Carol Colatrella, David McDowell, & Mary Lynn Realff....................170
12. Executive Coaching AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT Diana Bilimoria, Margaret M. Hopkins, Deborah A. O'Neil, & Susan R. Perry....................187
13. Interactive Theater RAISING ISSUES ABOUT THE CLIMATE WITH SCIENCE FACULTY Danielle LaVaque-Manty, Jeffrey Steiger, & Abigail J. Stewart....................204
14. Creating a Productive and Inclusive Academic Work Environment C. Greer Jordan & Diana Bilimoria....................225
15. Advancing Women Science Faculty in a Small Hispanic Undergraduate Institution Idalia Ramos & Sara Benítez....................243
16. Gender Equity as Institutional Transformation THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF "ORGANIZATIONAL CATALYSTS" Susan Sturm....................262
17. Institutionalization, Sustainability, and Repeatability of ADVANCE for Institutional Transformation Sue V. Rosser & Jean-Lou A. Chameau....................281
18. Measuring Outcomes INTERMEDIATE INDICATORS OF INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION Lisa M. Frehill, CecilyJeser-Cannavale, & Janet E. Malley....................298
19. Maximizing Impact LOW-COST TRANSFORMATIONS Lee Harle....................324
Appendix ONLINE RESOURCES....................337
Contributors....................341
Index....................357

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