Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women

Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women

by Abigail J. Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472116037

ISBN-13: 9780472116034

Pub. Date: 09/11/2007

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:
9780472116034
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Mary Sue Coleman xi

Part 1 Context

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 La Vaque-Manty 21

Part 2 Providing Institutional Support to Women Scientists and Engineers

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

Part 3 Transforming Institutional Practices

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

Part 4 Learning from Change

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 Cecily Jeser-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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