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Pascale, Amanda Blakewood – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Much warranted attention over the past few decades has been devoted to the problem of retaining women faculty in academe, particularly in areas where they are poorly represented such as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study uses descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling techniques to identify…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, STEM Education, College Faculty, Teacher Persistence
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Hermann, Mary; Neale-McFall, Cheryl – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Researchers have identified some of the factors that inhibit the success of mothers in academia, including overt and covert discrimination, inequitable teaching and service assignments, and the lack of policies that support combining motherhood and academic work. Pretenure mothers are particularly vulnerable, as they attempt to balance increasing…
Descriptors: Mothers, Women Faculty, Gender Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Hardin, Robin; Rode, Cheryl R. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual harassment and incivility in the workplace are the unwanted sexual attention and bullying of employees by their superior. There are times, however, when the roles are reversed and the superior is the target of such behavior. Contrapower harassment refers to subordinate incivility and/or sexual attention directed toward a superior. The focus…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Administrator Education
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Mendez, Jeanette Morehouse; Mendez, Jesse Perez – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine gender preferences that students may have in hypothetical professor selection by either profile picture or catalog listing. First, we showed picture profiles of male and female professors (while controlling for attractiveness and age) to student participants and asked them to select one or the other. Second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Course Selection (Students), College Faculty
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Parson, Laura; Ozaki, C. Casey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Using the framework of feminist standpoint theory, this study explored the everyday work of undergraduate STEM students to identify STEM institutional cultural norms and standards that organize and inform the organization of everyday work for undergraduate women majoring in math and physics. Data collection and analysis focused on how the…
Descriptors: Feminism, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Standards
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Abukar, Sharifa; Ghanbari, Sheena; Nariman, Nahid; Jenkins-Martin, Tracey; Thompson, Pamela; Viaud, Karina M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Nationally, the attrition rate of doctoral students is high, and it is often attributed to a lack of support. In higher education, the attrition rate of doctoral Students of Color and other underrepresented populations is even greater. This article briefly reviews the structure of one cohort model doctoral program and its impact on the overall…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Females
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Pifer, Meghan J. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
This article presents findings from an exploratory study of whether and how gender-based patterns were present in faculty members' departmental networks. A network analysis approach was used to identify if women and men had ties to their departmental colleagues in similar patterns and for similar purposes. Findings from the analysis of network…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Sex Role, Departments, Collegiality
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Magel, Rhonda C.; Doetkott, Curt; Cao, Li – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Salary studies in the United States and some other countries show a gap between male and female faculty salaries in higher education that widens over time. The present study examines one possible explanation, particularly at research universities, by examining changes in faculty salaries in relation to student ratings of instruction. Student…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Gender Bias, College Faculty, College Students
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Fink, John; White-Lewis, Damani Khary – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Outside offers, defined as comparable offers of employment at another organization, are means by which faculty determine their relative market worth and increase their salary at their home institution. Despite the career advantages associated with outside offers, little is known about the groups of faculty most likely to receive them. For example,…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Academic Rank (Professional), Employment Opportunities, College Faculty
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Mena, Jasmine A.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty
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Ward, Kelly; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
When is a good time to have children? Where is a good place to raise a family? Should I work full time? These and other questions are common for faculty looking to combine work and family. In this article, we use feminist theory to analyze data from a longitudinal study of women faculty to explore the critical choices women as mothers make about…
Descriptors: Mothers, Education Work Relationship, Career Choice, College Faculty
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Reinert, Leah J.; Yakaboski, Tamara – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Five lesbian faculty who were out in the workplace had positive personal and professional experiences in relation to how they negotiated family, campus culture, community, and personal fulfillment. This phenomenological qualitative study offers an alternative to deficit model research by exploring the participants' lived-experiences using a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Faculty, Experience, Phenomenology
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Mena, Jasmine A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
The present study used critical ethnography and intersectionality theory to better understand the experiences of Women of Color (WOC) in the academy. WOC experience numerous and significant challenges in the academy that have the potential to stifle their career growth. Claiming increased acceptance and diversity in the academy without a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Ethnography, Phenomenology
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Lampman, Claudia; Crew, Earl C.; Lowery, Shea D.; Tompkins, Kelley – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Academic contrapower harassment (ACPH) occurs when someone with seemingly less power in an educational setting (e.g., a student) harasses someone more powerful (e.g., a professor). A representative sample of 289 professors from U.S. institutions of higher education described their worst incident with ACPH. Open-ended responses were coded using a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Over the past 40 or so years, women's share of faculty positions in Canada and elsewhere has increased considerably, if not yet reaching parity. Yet working in the gendered university remains problematic. This article uses data from a qualitative research project in which 38 junior academics were interviewed about their responses to being on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Family Work Relationship, Decision Making, Leaves of Absence
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