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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Community colleges (CC) are obvious places to recruit more women into computer science. Enrollment at CCs has grown in response to a struggling economy, and students are more likely to be from underrepresented groups than students enrolled in 4-year universities (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, we know little about why so…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Females, Womens Education
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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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Christensen, M. Candace – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
This study explores the experiences of male college students who participated in a theatre-based, peer-education, sexual assault prevention presentation. The program was established through the use of Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Theatre of the Oppressed, as well as multicultural feminist theory and approaches. These models emphasize subverting…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Violence, Prevention
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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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Williams Shealey, Monika; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia; McCray, Erica; Thomas, Ursula – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
The research literature devoted to examining the experiences of faculty from diverse backgrounds in higher education has contributed to a growing understanding of the complexities of working in these institutions, particularly predominantly White institutions. An analysis of the literature is provided, which yielded the following themes as central…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Teacher Educators, Minority Group Teachers, Advocacy
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Armstrong, Luanne; Bickel, Barbara; Fels, Lynn; Gerhard, Gillian; Hoy, Alyson; Jordan, Nané; Nielsen, Wendy; Smith, Annie; Stubbs, Jeannie; Triggs, Valerie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
The Women Writing Women Collective was a collegial and collaborative response to the isolation that is often experienced by women scholars as they pursue their academic careers. For 5 years, a group of women gathered on a monthly basis to share their writing. In doing so, the group members provided a sounding board for each other as they engaged…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Writing (Composition), Groups
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Hunter, Liz; Manning-Ouellette, Amber – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 (P.L. 118-148) has already changed college students' health care options and has a larger impact on women as they outnumber men in college enrollment and require unique services. Through a feminist policy framework, we discuss how the PPACA impacts college women's health and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, College Students, Access to Health Care, Health Services
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West, Lindsey M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
With the rise in advanced-degree seeking women and the minimal research on the dual impact of sexism and role overload, the current study aims to better understand the impact of sexism and role overload on psychological distress in a particular sample of advanced-degree seeking women. Seventy-six female medical student participants (mean age 24.7)…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kennedy, Sheena; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
African American women have made great strides in their college enrollment and graduation rates despite social and economic barriers. This study explores Black women's reflections on their college adjustment processes during their sophomore year at a predominantly White university. The findings indicated that the way participants coped with the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, Student Adjustment
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Walpole, MaryBeth; Chambers, Crystal Renee; Goss, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This inquiry is an exploration of the educational trajectories of African American women community college students. We compare the persistence of African American women to African American men and to all women college students using the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Survey and the 1993/2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Females
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Enke, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
Women are underrepresented in senior-level leadership positions in higher education institutions, and their experiences are underrepresented in research about leadership and power in higher education. This qualitative study engaged women senior administrators at liberal arts colleges in the Upper Midwestern United States to better understand how…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Higher Education, College Administration, Qualitative Research
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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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Thomas, Sandra P.; Drake-Clark, Donna; Grasso, Maureen; Banta, Trudy – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
In an era where campus environments were often unwelcoming to women, and there were few women role models, an innovative program funded by the National Institute of Education produced 100% completion by female and minority doctoral students. At a 25-year reunion, the graduates reflected on their program experiences and careers. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Doctoral Degrees, Womens Education
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Conti, Jessica R.; Adams, Sue K.; Kisler, Tiffani S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
While sleep deficits in adulthood are common and worsening, college women experience significantly more sleep problems and depression than their male counterparts. In recent years, sleep has been investigated as one of the primary contributors to college functioning and GPA. No known study, however, has investigated the connection between…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Sleep, Females, Questionnaires
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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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