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Gendered Conference Campaign

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Feminist Philosophers call attention to gender bias in their field with their Genered Conference Campaign.  "All-male events and volumes help to perpetuate the stereotyping of philosophy as male."

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Here are some readings and sources on topics related to women in academia and promoting women leaders
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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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Julie Sullivan Proclaims in Inaugural Address: ‘Let Our Light Shine More Broadly’

Julie Sullivan Proclaims in Inaugural Address: ‘Let Our Light Shine More Broadly’ | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

“The call of the 21st century is loud and includes wide-ranging challenges, which are also exciting opportunities.”

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From the UST Newsroom . . .

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Political scientists debate whether women in the field should mimic or change men | Inside Higher Ed

Political scientists debate whether women in the field should mimic or change men | Inside Higher Ed | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

Anne-Marie Slaughter: "The time has come to take that head-on, and calling it out, the constant devaluation of areas of work where more women are clustered as soft."

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Raises important questions relevant for mentoring junior women faculty. 

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A Prominent Philosopher's Career Comes to Ignominy

A Prominent Philosopher's Career Comes to Ignominy | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
“ Colin McGinn resigned from the University of Miami after a student accused him of sexual harassment. He's trying to be philosophical about it.”
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It took courage for U of Miami president Donna Shalala to oust this famous figure for sexual harassment. Some big names are defending him because 'nothing physical happened'. This is why we need more women in presidents' offices.
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New Effort to Promote Faculty Work-Family Balance | Inside Higher Ed

New Effort to Promote Faculty Work-Family Balance | Inside Higher Ed | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"We've found time and time again that flexible workplace policies make for happier, more committed faculty, which ultimately translates to better outcomes for our institutions and our students"

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Salary inequity by gender still an issue at Western Michigan University; pay adjustments coming

Salary inequity by gender still an issue at Western Michigan University; pay adjustments coming | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
The salary adjustments, which are designed to rectify cases of salary inequity based on gender, are the culmination of a 2008 collective bargaining agreement between WMU and its professors union.
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Interesting article that reviews current thinking about gender inequity in professor salaries. 

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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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Faculty Diversity: Still a Lot to Learn

Faculty Diversity: Still a Lot to Learn | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
Efforts have become more sophisticated over time, but colleges must be even more creative and holistic in their hiring.
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Feminist professors create an alternative to MOOCs

Feminist professors create an alternative to MOOCs | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

Their alternative, the DOCC, "recognizes that, based on deep feminist pedagogical commitments, expertise is distributed throughout all the participants in a learning activity," and does not just reside with one or two individuals.

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These femimists make compelling arguments about the masculine character of the recent MOOC epidemic. 

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BishopBlog: A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic

BishopBlog: A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"Most scientific organisations, newspapers, and science journals are on Twitter, and by following them you have an up-to-date news stream about their activities." Also a great resource for higher ed trends.

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I know, I know, you don't have time for Twitter. But this smart scientist/blooger argues that Twitter can help you stay ahead of the curve professionally, and then gives great tips for getting started. It's all about access to information; make sure you have a place at the digital table.

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Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy | SWOT | Financial Post

Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy | SWOT | Financial Post | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it
If corporations want to achieve higher levels of ethics, their first step should be working on their ability to be empathetic.
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Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby

Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby | Ideas of interest for UST women leaders | Scoop.it

"It is important for women to become more assertive at faculty meetings, to negotiate starting salary, to argue for justice in the promotion process, as Sheryl Sandberg argues in Lean In."

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Author of new book, Do Babies Matter? summarizes findings and recommends increased attention to the penalties paid by academic women who have children (penalties not shared by their male peers).

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