Women

Job Satisfaction and Gender

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Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions.

'Over Ten Million Served'

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Research, teaching, service. Faculty members regularly debate the relative priorities of those items on the classic list of criteria for tenure and promotion. A new collection of essays places more attention on service, and in particular on the role of gender in the way service is defined and on the role of service in defining the roles of female professors.

Parenthood Gaps and Premiums

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Research points to varying impacts of faculty careers on having children and of having children on faculty salaries. Males come out more favorably, but not always in expected ways.

Brain Surgeon Gets Another Chance

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Medical professor who quit Harvard-affiliated job after well-publicized gender discrimination suit gets teaching and administrative position at U. of Texas.

Doing 'Dual Career' Right

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Just about any discussion of academic hiring these days, after the natural focus on the tight market, tends to come around to the issue of "dual career" hires or "partner accommodations." Most colleges say that they take the issue seriously and work hard to find positions for the partners of those being recruited. But what's the right way to do so?

Searching for STEM Success

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Researchers find that some kinds of community colleges are achieving more gains than others in diversifying the science and engineering student body.

Women Lead in Doctorates

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For first time, majority are awarded to females. Gender split varies by discipline, but women's numbers are increasing faster than men's across the board.

Transgender Athletes, College Teams

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As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.

'Contesting Archives'

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It has long been said that the winners write the history books -- but those keeping the records may also have their own agendas. How can historians reconstruct the narratives of those who may have been precluded not only from writing history, but even from being "considered legitimate subjects of history and therefore of archival collection"?

Wising Up on STEM Completion

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A new online tool created by Arizona State researchers aims to increase retention of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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