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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Johnson, Alicia; Hardin, Robin; Dzikus, Lars – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The culture of sport has historically reinforced hegemonic notions of gender. Both intercollegiate and professional sports in the United States are male-dominated in employment numbers and leadership positions. This raises concerns about the professional work environment women will encounter in their careers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, College Students, Team Sports, Employment
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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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Marine, Susan B.; Helfrich, Gina; Randhawa, Liam – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Women's and gender centers have provided a home for feminist activism, education, and empowerment on the college campus since the 1970s. Recently, some women's and gender centers have undertaken practices of gender inclusion--expanding their missions and programming to include cisgender men and trans* people of all genders. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Females, Inclusion, Feminism
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Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.; Hakkola, Leah – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the ways in which women's perceptions of their own bodies affect their experiences as students in higher education. Based on online focus group interviews with 25 college women, the authors use Foucault's concept of the "Panopticon" to consider how students internalize and enforce gendered expectations related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Womens Studies, Student Experience
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Burke, Monica G.; Carter, Joelle D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Since career networks offer access to upper level positions, being a part of one can offer opportunities and access to information, knowledge and referrals for career mobility. However, the duality of race and gender can create a distinctive challenge to gaining access to career networks, which are crucial components to rise to the upper level of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Networks
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Seher, Christin L.; Iverson, Susan V. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In this article, the authors argue that facilitated dialogues with academic mothers can provide space for consciousness-raising, validation, co-mentoring, and taking action. Stemming from the authors' experiences of negotiating motherhood in the academy, and their facilitation of a book discussion about academic motherhood through a faculty…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Mothers, Women Faculty, Females
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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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Murray, Margaret A.; Vlasnik, Amber L. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
This program description explores the purpose, structure, activities, and outcomes of the volunteer intern program at the Wright State University Women's Center. Designed to create meaningful, hands-on learning experiences for students and to advance the center's mission, the volunteer intern program builds community while advancing social and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Gender Issues, Internship Programs, Program Descriptions
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Gill, Kristina; Jones, Stephanie J. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Women who move into and work within administration in higher education face many struggles. Both the traits that are specific to most females and their leadership style can impede their rise into and within administrative ranks. In addition, higher education has traditionally been a hierarchical and patriarchal system that makes it more difficult…
Descriptors: Females, College Administration, Community Colleges, Leadership Styles
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Yakaboski, Tamara – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Previous migration discourse views educational migration through narrowly defined push-pull forces, which ignores overseas graduate education as a path for maneuvering through restrictive gendered and cultural experiences. The purpose of this exploratory research is to expand migration research and view women's migration decisions as employing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Females, Indians
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Goldman, Emily Grey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Although women have made significant progress in the work force and in education, gender gaps still exist in many industries and occupations, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This research aimed to understand how undergraduate women negotiate gender within STEM fields, looking specifically at these women's…
Descriptors: Females, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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Davis, Sharrika D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hirt, Joan B.; Miyazaki, Yasuo – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Education is one key to economic prosperity. However, in a society bolstered by patriarchal systems, economic and educational inequalities exist among the genders. The purpose of this study was to determine whether certain collegiate experiences predict undergraduate women's expectation to enroll in graduate study and to determine if the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Females, Academic Aspiration, Equal Education
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Lampman, Claudia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
In this study of a random sample of 524 professors (47% women, 83% White) from 100 colleges and universities across the United States, 91% reported at least one act of student incivility/bullying, 25% experienced at least one sexual behavior from a student, and 1-2% said a student had used or threatened them with violence in the past year. Women,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Credentials, Bullying, At Risk Persons
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Drury, Marilyn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Women working in higher education information technology (IT) organizations and those seeking leadership positions in these organizations face a double challenge in overcoming the traditionally male-dominated environments of higher education and IT. Three women higher education chief information officers (CIOs) provided their perspectives,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Information Technology, Gender Issues