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ERIC Number: ED547633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Women among Physics & Astronomy Faculty: Results from the 2010 Survey of Physics Degree-Granting Departments. Focus On
Ivie, Rachel; White, Susan; Garrett, Arnell; Anderson, Garrett
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
Between March and July 2010, each of the 796 departments that awarded at least a bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy were contacted by e-mail, mail, and certified mail. Follow-up contacts were made for departments that had not yet responded. Responses were received from 744 departments (93%). The percentage of women among physics faculty members continues to rise, reaching 14% overall in 2010. Likewise, the percentage of women in each academic rank continues to rise. However, the rank with the largest number of faculty members, full professors, is less than 10% female (Table 1). As previous reports have shown, the main reason for the low representation of women among full professors of physics is the low representation of women among physics doctorates in the past (Ivie and Ray, 2005).
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center