The underrepresentation of women in almost all science and engineering fields is a well-documented statistic. The National Academies have issued four significant reports since 2001 examining the status and challenges of women in academic science and engineering and offering recommendations to broaden the participation and advancement of women in those fields.
This document is a description of an event to be held at a meeting: "Compelling evidence exists to support the hypothesis that both formal and informal mentoring practices that provide access to information and resources are effective in promoting career advancement, especially for women.
What are the characteristics of liberal arts colleges that influence faculty roles and responsibilities? What faculty recruitment and career development practices and policies currently exist at the department and institutional level? How can a horizontal mentoring strategy provide senior women STEM faculty at liberal arts colleges with the faculty development resources that they need? How has this NSF-ADVANCE-PAID project begun to impact departmental and institutional policy development?
As we focus on preparing our students for the 21st Century Workplace, it is critical for faculty to focus on their own professional and personal development. The professional health and vitality of faculty has a direct impact on student learning and development. At some liberal arts colleges, small department sizes can have a negative impact on the ability of faculty to stay current and to meet the diverse expectations of their roles in the college.
This presentation from the 2009 PI Meeting answers the questions: what are the characteristics of liberal arts colleges that influence faculty roles and responsibilities? What faculty recruitment and career development practices and policies currently exist at the department and institutional level? How can a horizontal mentoring strategy provide senior women STEM faculty at liberal arts colleges with the faculty development resources that they need? How has this NSF-ADVANCE-PAID project begun to impact dep
This presentation covers some recommendations on how to increase professional presence when teaching and in a career. Specifically, the importance of clear communication and professional manners were highlighted.
This presentation from the 2010 PI Meeting covers:issues related to facilitating the advancement of senior women chemistry and physics faculty members at liberal arts institutions to the highest ranks of academic leadership, women in science in US and UK, education, mentoring and career satisfaction-Example from crystallography.
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ADVANCE Indicators Toolkit
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Program Evaluation Toolkit
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.