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ERIC Number: EJ874730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Recruiting and Retaining Women Faculty in Science and Engineering
Brockopp, Dorothy; Isaacs, Mindy; Bischoff, Pam; Millerd, Kimberly
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n4 p253-264 Oct 2006
The purpose of this project was to assess the perceived efficacy of university-based activities designed to improve the recruitment and retention of women in academic science and engineering (S&E). Numerous approaches to recruitment and retention have been described and implemented but little change occurs. An evaluation of suggested activities by 35 S&E women faculty was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods. Eight of 25 activities were strongly recommended by participants as effective strategies related to recruitment and retention. Mentoring, as frequently operationalized, was not found to be effective. Several recommendations are offered to improve the system of mentoring. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A