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2014 Committee Meeting
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
6/18-20/2014

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia - Summary of a Conference Report Dissemination Event
NAS 125

2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418
5/1/2014
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Gender Differences in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty

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Gender Differences Report Dissemination Project (supported by Henry Luce Foundation)

  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Reports
Committee
Staff
Sponsors


Project Scope

This project assesses gender differences in the careers of science, engineering, and mathematics faculty, focusing on four-year institutions of higher education that award Bachelor’s and graduate degrees.  The study builds on the previous work of the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) of the National Research Council, and examines issues such as faculty hiring, promotion, tenure, and allocation of institutional resources including laboratory space. 

The NRC has assembled an expert committee with various levels of scientific, engineering, and mathematics expertise, encompassing a wide variety of backgrounds and viewpoints within academia and industry to bring a full spectrum of experience to the committee. The proposed members have expertise in their chosen fields as well as demonstrated accomplishment in issues pertaining to gender, faculty, science, engineering, and math. 

Meetings & Events

Public Briefing on Gender Differences Report (Event information)
June 2, 2009 | Washington, DC

Meetings
October 6-7, 2005
February 17-18, 2005
September 28-29, 2004
May 25-26, 2004
January 29-30, 2004 (
Agenda) 

Reports

Gender Differences Report CoverGender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematis Faculty
This report presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities.  Much of this congressionally mandated book is based on two unique surveys of faculty and departments at major U.S. research universities in six fields: biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics.  A departmental survey collected information on departmental policies, recent tenure and promotion cases, and recent hires in almost 500 departments.  A faculty survey gathered information from a stratified, random sample of about 1,800 faculty on demographic characteristics, employment experiences, the allocation of institutional resources such as laboratory space, professional activities, and scholarly productivity. You may purchase a hard copy or download a free PDF of the publication by clicking here

The Henry Luce Foundation and the Gender Differences Report Dissemination Project

Related Reports: The GAO released a report in July 2004 regarding federal agency compliance with Title IX. Congress asked the GAO to assess compliance with Title IX in regards to mathematics, engineering, and science. View this report: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04639.pdf

View Gender Studies Reports at Research 1 Institutions

Committee

Claude Canizares, Co-Chair
Vice President for Research and Associate Provost and Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sally Shaywitz, Co-Chair
Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development
Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Co-Director, Yale Center for Learning, Reading, and Attention
Yale University School of Medicine.

Jane Buikstra
Regents' Professor
Director, Center for Bioarchaeological Research
Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
 

Linda Abriola
Dean of Engineering
Tufts University
Alicia Carriquiry
Professor of Statistics
Iowa State University

Arleen Leibowitz
Professor of Public Policy
School of Public Affairs
University of California at Los Angeles

Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Director, Cornell Higher Education Research Institute
Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
Cornell University

Joan Girgus
Professor of Psychology 
Special Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty
Princeton University

Thomas N. Taylor
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Senior Curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
University of Kansas
Lilian Wu
Program Executive
Global University Relations
International Business Machines (IBM)


Committee Member Biographies
 

Staff

Catherine Didoin, Study Director

Sponsors

NSF logoNational Science Foundation

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