ERIC Number: EJ940755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Female Faculty Members in University Chemistry Departments: Observations and Conclusions Based on Site Visits
Chapman, Sally; Dixon, Felicia F.; Foster, Natalie; Kuck, Valerie J.; McCarthy, Deborah A.; Tooney, Nancy M.; Buckner, Janine P.; Nolan, Susan A.; Marzabadi, Cecilia H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n6 p716-720 Jun 2011
Oral interviews in focus groups and written surveys were conducted with 877 men and women, including administrators, faculty members, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students, during one-day site visits to chemistry and chemical engineering departments at 28 Ph.D.-granting institutions. This report is a preliminary review of the perceptions of the situation for female tenured and tenure-track academic chemists based on the data collected during these visits. Some interesting differences are seen in responses at departments with more female faculty members as compared with departments with fewer female faculty members. Although many women are thriving, some feel isolated and marginalized. Gender barriers to success persist on both individual and institutional levels; changing this presents a serious and continuing challenge.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Focus Groups, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, College Faculty, College Science, Interviews, Surveys, Administrators, Graduate Students, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Professional Isolation, Tenure, Teacher Selection, Search Committees (Personnel)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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