ERIC Number: EJ1041428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Strategies to Support Women in the Academic Physical Sciences: Reflections on Experiences and Efforts
Stockard, Jean; Lewis, Priscilla A.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v6 n2 p212-230 Sep 2013
In this article, the authors describe a concerted, long-term effort by academic women chemists to provide mentoring and training for their colleagues to survive and change the negative climate of their profession and to develop successful careers in spite of these barriers. Data came from records kept by the group, observations of their activities, and extensive reflections of key participants. Concepts from the social science literature regarding successful organizations are applied to the analysis. Important elements identified are strong and consistent leadership, use of social networks to maintain a diverse and committed membership, using data to develop and change programs, and an organizational culture that supports norms promoting deliberative task orientations and a supportive socioemotional climate.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Scientists, Chemistry, Mentors, Training, Barriers, Leadership, Social Networks, Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, Workshops, Program Effectiveness, Evidence, Data, Decision Making, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Science Foundation; National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DE-FG02-03ER456061|0909344-CHE