ERIC Number: ED377791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Preparing Women Doctoral Students for a College Teaching Career.
Heller, Barbara R.; Smirnova, Natalia V.
The Women's Research and Development Project of the Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York sought to prepare women students in Ph.D. programs for careers as college professors. The 1-year project offered women students a series of structured workshops that focused on the information, skills, and attitudes that ensure success in academe: in interviews and with job search, in the classroom, in departmental relations, and in carrying out professional responsibilities. The project also examined the barriers and obstacles to women's progress through the academy, both as graduate students and as members of the faculty/administration. A semester-long seminar was followed by a semester of part-time teaching experiences under the mentorship of experienced faculty and monthly meetings of participants. This report describes project activities, such as formation of a project advisory group and recruitment and selection of students; project outcomes (the majority of participants rated it very useful); and project continuation. Appendices contain a list of advisors, summary of participants' backgrounds, reprints, end-of-program survey, and administrative materials relating to the project. Contains 17 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, College Instruction, Doctoral Programs, Employment Potential, Females, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Seminars, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Women Faculty, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: Prepared with support from the Women's Research and Development Fund, CUNY.