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Sarseke, Gulnar – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The article aims to explore the main reasons why women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The article critically analyzes three approaches: educational, feminist, and scientific. This work highlights that the subject "gender and science" has been looked at for at least…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Allen, Evette L.; Joseph, Nicole M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of women in the Sistah Network, an affinity group at a predominantly White institution, with mentoring goals to enhance the educational and social experiences of Black women in master's and doctoral programs and their mentors. The authors interviewed 18 women (faculty, staff, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Women Faculty, School Personnel, Graduate Students
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Dortch, Deniece; Patel, Chirag – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Because little work exists on the sense of belonging focusing on just Black undergraduate women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially at highly selective predominantly white institutions (PWIs), this study takes a phenomenological approach to understand the lived experiences of Black undergraduate women in STEM by…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
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Gibson, Sheree L.; Espino, Michelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the growing research that outlines the experiences of Blacks and women undergraduates in engineering, little is known about Black women in this field. The purpose of this qualitative study was to uncover how eight Black undergraduate women in engineering understood their race and gender identities in a culture that can be oppressive to…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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Jones, Stephanie J.; Warnick, Erika M.; Taylor, Colette M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Though the number of women employed in the workforce has increased, there continues to be an inequity in employment of women in the highest ranks of community colleges. Guided by gendered organizational theory, the study looked at both overt and covert knowledge of genderedness at community colleges. As one might infer, institutional genderedness…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Work Environment, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness
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Mullen, Ann L.; Baker, Jayne – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
While women now earn more bachelor's degrees than men in many parts of the world, large gender gaps persist in fields of study, and women remain underrepresented in the most prestigious institutions. This study updates and extends the literature on gender disparities in higher education by comparing the selectivity of the institutions where men…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Womens Education
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Turnbull, Sarah; Howe-Walsh, Liza; Shute, Janis – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
In 2012 The University of Portsmouth piloted their first Global Development Leadership program for women in Science and Technology faculties. This was seen to be particularly important because of the wider under-representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and the need to encourage more women into senior positions…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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George-Jackson, Casey E. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This study uses longitudinal data of undergraduate students from five public land-grant universities to better understand undergraduate students' persistence in and switching of majors, with particular attention given to women's participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Specifically, the study examines…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Measurement
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Turner, Paaige K.; Norwood, Kristen; Noe, Charlotte – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Despite progress, women are still disproportionally underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education. Women must contend with a glass ceiling, which we argue is constituted by discourses of impossibility and femininity. These discourses discourage women from recognizing their qualifications, continuing to develop skills, and making a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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Metcalfe, Amy Scott; Gonzalez, Laura Padilla – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
The present study addresses women's underrepresentation in the academic profession, as well as the need for policies and practices aimed at this issue. It compares underrepresentation of academic women in North American countries, and explores, throughout a bivariate analysis, personal, professional, as well as institutional variables related to…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Higher Education, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Kelly, Bridget Turner; Fetridge, Jessica S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Women faculty disproportionately leave academia by their second or third semester and experience slow rates of tenure and promotion. What then, may cause women faculty, both White and of color, to leave early or conversely, to stay through tenure? With a critical feminist framework, this article presents qualitative research into women's…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Tenure, Research Universities, Women Faculty
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Davis, Laura M.; Geyfman, Victoria – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
This study examined female underrepresentation in business schools among undergraduate students and faculty in a sample of universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and compares the findings to other public universities in Pennsylvania. We found that during the 1995-2008 period, when compared with other academic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Universities, Females