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Gender Transformation in the Academy Vol: 19

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10 Oct 2014
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
456 pages - 152 x 229 x 28mm
Advances in Gender Research


Gender inequality/inequity in the academy has been evidenced globally as women outnumber men seeking degrees in institutions of higher education, but remain concentrated in the lower faculty ranks and absent from administrative positions, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines The chapters in this volume document the gender inequality in higher education in the United States as well as in Australia, Austria, Portugal, South Africa, and Sweden. They explore the reasons for it and test or suggest remedies. Several are based on projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), which seeks to address the issue as it is evidenced in STEM disciplines through ADVANCE, a program developed to increase the participation and advancement of women in these disciplines. The authors consider women's situation in the context of a variety of types of educational settings including community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and research-intensive universities.
Carving a “Third Path”: Faculty Parents’ Resistance to the Ideal Academic Worker Norm. The New STEM Faculty Profile: Balancing Family and Dual Careers. Community Colleges and the Reproduction of Gender in the Academy: Experiences of Women STEM Faculty. Strategies of Academic Parents to Manage Work-Life Conflict in Research Abroad. Achievement Relative to Opportunity: Career Hijacks in the Academy. Emerging Gender Parity and Persistent Differences: Cultural Shifts among Faculty Cohorts at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution. Department Chairs’ Perspectives on Work, Family, and Gender: Pathways for Transformation. Gendered Networks: Professional Connections of Science and Engineering Faculty. Processes and Pathways: Exploring Promotion to Full Professor at Two Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States. Advancement of Mid-Career Faculty Members: Perceptions, Experiences, and Challenges. Senior Compared to Junior Women Academic Scientists: Similar or Different Needs?. Disproportionate Awards for Women in Disciplinary Societies. Minimizing the Influence of Gender Bias on the Faculty Search Process. Gender Bias in Appointment Procedures for Full Professors: Challenges to Changing Traditional and Seemingly Gender Neutral Practices. Women in Higher Education in South Africa. Organizational Change and Gender Equity in Academia: Using Dialogical Change to Promote Positive Departmental Climates. Critical Mass or Incremental Change? The Effects of Faculty Gender Composition in STEM. Women in Academic Leadership. “Someone Needs to be First”: Women Pioneers as Change Agents in Higher Education Management. Gender Transformation in the Academy. List of Contributors. Gender Transformation in the Academy: An Introduction. About the Authors. Copyright page. Information for Authors. Gender Transformation in the Academy. Advances In Gender Research.

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