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Author Holmes, Mary Anne
Title Women in the Geosciences : Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity
Imprint Somerset : American Geophysical Union, 2015
©2015
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Section I: The Data -- 1. Who Receives a Geoscience Degree? -- 1.1. Bachelor's Degrees -- 1.2. Graduate Degrees -- 1.3. On to the Profession -- References -- 2. We are the 20%: Updated Statistics on Female Faculty in Earth Sciences in the U.S. -- References -- Section II: A Framework to Address the Issue -- 3. A Sociological Framework to Address Gender Parity -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Individual Barriers -- 3.3. Interactional Barriers -- 3.4. Institutional Barriers -- 3.5. Multiple Frames -- References -- Section III: Successful Strategies to Address the Issue -- 4. Best Practices to Achieve Gender Parity: Lessons Learned from NSF's ADVANCE and Similar Programs -- 4.1. The National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Program -- References -- Section III.A: Institutional Strategies -- 5. Strategic Institutional Change to Support Advancement of Women Scientists in the Academy: Initial Lessons from a Study of ADVANCE IT Projects -- 5.1. Study Design and Methods -- 5.2. Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives -- 5.3. Findings -- 5.4. Discussion -- 5.5. Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 6. Institutional Transformation: The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Experience -- 6.1. Introduction and Overview -- 6.2. Institutional Transformation Efforts at LDEO -- 6.3. LDEO Institutional Structure -- 6.4. Columbia's ADVANCE IT Grant: Setting the Stage for Institutional Transformation -- 6.5. Creation of Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity -- 6.6. Understanding Factors Impacting Diversity -- 6.7. Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness -- 6.8. Change in LDEO Gender Demographics 2005-2012 -- 6.9. Understanding the Institutional Transformation Process at LDEO -- 6.10. Conclusion -- References -- 7. Dual Career, Flexible Faculty -- 7.1. A Woman's Issue?
7.2. The "Problem" of Dual Career -- 7.3. Strategies to Address Dual Career -- 7.4. For Dual Career Couples -- Resources -- References -- 8. Lactation in the Academy: Accommodating Breastfeeding Scientists -- 8.1. Why for the Nation? -- 8.2. Why in the Academy? -- 8.3. What Is Needed? -- 8.4. Professional Travel -- Resources -- Section III.B: Interactional and Individual Strategies -- 9. Implicit Assumption: What It Is, How to Reduce Its Impact -- 9.1. What Are Implicit Attitudes? -- 9.2. How Do Implicit Attitudes Affect Evaluations? -- 9.3. Minimizing the Impact of Implicit Bias -- References -- 10. Hiring a Diverse Faculty -- 10.1. Recruitment Before the Formal Search Begins: Insuring a Diverse Applicant Pool -- 10.2. Reviewing Applications and Selecting Candidates for the Short List -- 10.3. Interviewing Candidates/Campus Visit -- 10.4. Negotiating the Hire -- References -- 11. Multiple and Sequential Mentoring: Building Your Nest -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. Faculty Chair: Identifying Mentors and Their Roles -- 11.3. New Faculty (Mentee): Examples of Multiple Mentors -- 11.4. Mentor and Mentee Collaboration -- 11.5. A Last Word of Caution: Don't Ignore Difficult Topics -- References -- Resources -- 12. Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention -- 12.1 Background -- 12.2. Formulation of MPOWIR -- 12.3. Assessment of MPOWIR -- References -- 13. ASCENT, a Discipline-Specific Model to Support the Retention and Advancement of Women in Science -- 13.1. Introduction -- 13.2. Description of ASCENT -- 13.3. Recruitment -- 13.4. Reaching a Broader Audience -- 13.5. Maintaining Contact -- 13.6. Evaluation of ASCENT Success -- 13.7. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 14. Facilitating Career Advancement for Women in the Geosciences through the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) -- 14.1. Background
14.2. ESWN Connections: Online and In Person -- 14.3. Concluding Thoughts -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 15. Learning to Develop a Writing Practice -- 15.1. The Situation -- 15.2. Why People Don't Write -- 15.3. Remedies -- 15.4. Summary of Helpful Steps -- References -- Index -- Supplemental Images -- EULA
Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences" The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women and promote parity. Volume highlights include: Lessons learned from NSF-ADVANCE Data on gender composition of faculty at top earth science institutions in the US Implicit bias and gender as a social structure Strategies for institutional change Dual career couples Family friendly policies Role of mentoring Career advancement for women Recruiting diverse faculty Models of institutional transformation Women in the Geosciences is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on gender issues in STEM disciplines. It focuses specifically on the geosciences, with a goal to spreading awareness on the best practices for gender parity in academic geoscience departments. Geoscientists, policymakers, educators and administrators could all greatly benefit from the contents of this volume
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Link Print version: Holmes, Mary Anne Women in the Geosciences : Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity Somerset : American Geophysical Union,c2015 9781119067856
Subject Geology.;Women geologists -- United States
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Alt Author OConnell, Suzanne
Dutt, Kuheli
Holmes, Mary Anne
Oconnell, Suzanne
Dutt, Kuheli
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