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From AAC&U On Campus With Women

From AAC&U On Campus With Women | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

AAC&U publication "On Campus With Women" explores the topic: Making the Academy Inclusive of Women of Color Faculty

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Ideas of interest for UST women leaders
Here are some readings and sources on topics related to women in academia and promoting women leaders
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Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work

Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
Hearing that discrimination is common is a license to do it.
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Good research-based advice here for those teaching or training on topics related to stereotypes, bias, and discrimination.

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Explain less, worry less

Explain less, worry less | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
I explain myself too much. I explain myself to cover my bases, to be sympathetic and to be empathic. I explain myself even when no explanation is necessary. Sometimes, my explanations are apologies...
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I really like this.

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Exploring Gender Imbalance Among STEM Doctoral Degree Recipients

Gender imbalance in doctoral education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields raises important questions about the extent to which women experience differential access, encouragement, and opportunity for academic advancement. In the STEM field, animal sciences and mathematics had far more men earning doctorates while forestry, information science/studies and three categories of engineering had more women.
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Innovative method here to examine 'pipeline' patterns spanning undergrad and grad participation by gender. Full article is available through link below the summary.

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Group wants to help professors fight against sexual assault on campus @insidehighered

Group wants to help professors fight against sexual assault on campus @insidehighered | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
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Fostering Gender Equity on STEM Faculties Is Not My Job, Some Officials Say

Fostering Gender Equity on STEM Faculties Is Not My Job, Some Officials Say | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

Interviews with administrators in the sciences suggest that, while some view hiring and retaining more women as their responsibility, most see it as largely up to someone else.

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Are You Reading Enough Academic Women?

Are You Reading Enough Academic Women? | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
How do we overcome the gender gap in citations and scholarly publishing? By supporting female scholars.
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A call to address the gender gap in academic publishing by consciously citing women scholars (including yourself).

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Female faculty member sues over tenure denial she attributes to child care duties @insidehighered

Female faculty member sues over tenure denial she attributes to child care duties @insidehighered | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

She finds criticism of her time spent on family leave due to birth and illness of her child in her personnel file. A discouraging case for those hoping for a more family-friendly climate in academia.

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Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books

Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"Only when we take ourselves lightly can we take ourselves seriously, so that we are given the courage to say, “Yes! I dare disturb the universe.” From BrainPickings.org -- highly recommended resource.

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A lovely sideways look at leadership from the author of A Wrinkle in Time. 

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Overcoming Post-Tenure Paralysis

Overcoming Post-Tenure Paralysis | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
It’s not uncommon for midcareer faculty to feel stuck. But you’ve got so many options! The trick is just tacking to the path that’s right for you.
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Good advice from Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

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How To Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process

How To Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
A new study finds that when equally qualified male and female candidates apply for a job, managers are much more likely to hire the man.
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Ideas here are relevant for the academic hiring place, too: "The corporate world is led by men confident that they are identifying talent objectively and effectively. The reality, underlined by this and many other reports, is that decision making about talent is rife with unconscious assumptions and personal biases."

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Nothing New Under the Sun: Of Mentors, Mentees, and Common Experiences

Nothing New Under the Sun: Of Mentors, Mentees, and Common Experiences | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
At times I've shied away from being a mentor because I didn't think I had enough to offer. But now I realize that what matters is what the person seeking me out thinks.
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Project-based learning could help attract and retain women in STEM | Inside Higher Ed

Project-based learning could help attract and retain women in STEM | Inside Higher Ed | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

Ideas for recruiting more women into STEM fields and promoting STEM-persistence for those already enrolled.

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Even Among Harvard Graduates, Women Fall Short of Their Work Expectations

Even Among Harvard Graduates, Women Fall Short of Their Work Expectations | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

From the New York TImes: "Both sexes have ambitious goals for their career and family life, a study finds, but entrenched factors seem to hold many women back."

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Stalled advancement in women's careers is traced to "mis-matched expectations" between husband and wife as well as inflexible workplaces. Hoping this puts to rest the old belief that gaps are due to women voluntarily opting out of work to raise kids.

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Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried

Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
A recent report reveals that only 12% of third year female PhD students want a career in academia. Curt Rice looks at the reasons why and warns that universities' survival is at risk
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The Confidence Gap in Academic Writing

The Confidence Gap in Academic Writing | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
Are you signaling doubt in your writing?
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From the essay: "First, I noticed that [my women grad students'] prose was often littered with “maybe” or “perhaps,” “it seems” or “it appears.” In graduate school, I had once been advised to cut out all of those words from my essays because it made me look unsure of my arguments. A decade later, my own students were doing the same thing."

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The Fatherhood Bonus and The Motherhood Penalty: Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Pay

The Fatherhood Bonus and The Motherhood Penalty: Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Pay | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"Author Michelle J. Budig . . . [looks] at the wage gap in terms of the one thing that the majority of adults experience in their lifetime—parenthood."

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Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities @insidehighered

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities @insidehighered | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
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'Pushy' Is Used to Describe Women Twice as Often as Men

'Pushy' Is Used to Describe Women Twice as Often as Men | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
An analysis by a Georgia State University linguist shows who gets called "pushy," "brusque," "stubborn," and "condescending."
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A creative study -- it empirically validates unbalanced expectations in the workplace: "People expect women to be communal leaders and men to be autocratic ones. When women violate those norms -- or 'push' past them, if you will -- they still suffer consequences."

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Once a First-Generation Student, Now a College President

Once a First-Generation Student, Now a College President | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
In a video interview, Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College, talks about the importance of mentors and how her background shapes her approach to leadership.
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Study: Female Leaders in Higher Ed Face Different Expectations than Males

Study: Female Leaders in Higher Ed Face Different Expectations than Males | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

Women leaders are more subject to criticism, more likely to be asked about family responsibilities, and face higher expectations about attending public events, compared to male counterparts.

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Leadership Moves: Developing your Career Strategy (from Women in Higher Ed)

Leadership Moves: Developing your Career Strategy (from Women in Higher Ed) | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"Ellen Heffernan, a partner at the search firm Spelman & Johnson in Massachusetts, offers practical and helpful advice for women professionals looking to advance in higher education. Her years of experience helping schools find and recruit high-level executives have given her a well-informed perspective on some of the pitfalls of career moves."

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Women report workplace sexism: 'They think I can't hear them but I can'

Women report workplace sexism: 'They think I can't hear them but I can' | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
Laura Bates: It's 2014, yet from the level of sexism professional women are still experiencing, you might assume it was 50 years earlier
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From the Guardian. I love the engineer's response.

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New Gender Gap in Scholarship

New Gender Gap in Scholarship | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Even as the value of citation rates rises, women don’t refer to their own scholarly work nearly as often as men do.
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Women and Academic Leadership: Leaning Out

Women and Academic Leadership: Leaning Out | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"Women need to take the initiative to go for leadership jobs in academe, but colleges have to make that possible." From the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Excellent analysis with suggestions for action:  how can institutions "lean out" to open the leadership gates for women in higher ed?

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