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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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Agosto, Vonzell; Karanxha, Zorka; Unterreiner, Ann; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre; Esnard, Talia; Wu, Ke; Beck, Makini – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article is based on the authors' experiences as women academics who engage in informal peer mentoring to persist in the cultural milieus of their respective institutions. The authors draw on poststructural perspectives and the metaphor of the rhizome "running bamboo" to illustrate the connections they forged in a mentoring network…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Mentors, Networks
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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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Gayles, Joy Gaston; Ampaw, Frim – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined factors that influenced undergraduates' decision to enter, leave, or stay within science majors. In addition, we sought to understand if such decisions differed by gender and type of science major. Using Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) longitudinal survey data, we found that women were less likely to select a science…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Science Education, Females
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Luo, Lingling; Zhou, Chunfang; Zhang, Song – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article aims to study both similarities and differences in female students' creativity between Mainland China and Taiwan. As two main aspects influencing creativity, playfulness and humor are especially focused on in this comparative study. Empirical data were collected from 831 students in Mainland China and 703 students in Taiwan. Based on…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Geographic Regions, Humor, Creativity
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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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Mullin, Christopher M.; McKeown-Moak, Mary – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
How to make research relevant to policymakers is an enduring question in academe. Building upon the experience of the authors, this article examines the issue of research relevance to policymakers and provides suggestions for researchers interested in connecting their research to policy at the institutional, state, and federal levels.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Relevance (Education), Educational Research, Audience Analysis
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Axlund McBride, RaeLyn; Lott, Joe L. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
This study explores the relationship between campus environments, female college student peer culture, and the tendency to volunteer while in college. The authors used Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of human development (1977, 2005) as a framework to (a) identify one multi-faceted campus environment that is linked to volunteerism among college…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Environment, College Students, Peer Influence
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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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Saporu, Darlene F.; Herbers, Joan M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Men and women are perceived differently, and those perceptions can be damaging in a professional context. Unconscious bias expressed within work environments can introduce "micro-inequities" that impede career progression for women compared to men. This study examines title prefixes for faculty in the human resources database of a large…
Descriptors: Databases, Sex Fairness, Higher Education, Gender Differences
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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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Swan, Amy – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study explores the formation of educational and vocational goals among female first-year engineering students at two community colleges and one four-year institution, as well as contextual influences on this process. Participants' pathways to college are also explored, as well as their pathways into engineering. The findings…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Females, Decision Making
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McNeely Cobham, B. Afeni; Patton, Lori D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In the following study, the authors sought to understand how self-efficacy contributed to the career success of five tenured Black women faculty employed at two predominantly White institutions. Investigating the level of self-efficacy was significant in understanding the behavior, attitudes, and strategies of study participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Craft, Christy Moran; Maseberg-Tomlinson, Jo – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
While many scholars have written about the experience of academic motherhood in higher education, with their research revealing a number of challenges faced by academic mothers, none have presented an in-depth view of the transition of returning to work after maternity leave. For this reason, the authors used a narrative inquiry approach to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Work Relationship, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Porter, Christa J.; Dean, Laura A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this preliminary, phenomenological study was to identify factors that influence identity development and meaning-making of Black undergraduate women at a predominately White institution. The goal of this research was two-fold: to share diverse experiences of Black undergraduate women in order to understand the essence of their lived…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Racial Identification, Womens Studies
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