To Have And To Hold: Recruitment And Retention Of Women In Science And Engineering. Laurie E. McNeil Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Percent of bachelor’s degrees earned by women, 1975-1997, various fields.
Laurie E. McNeil
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Percent of bachelor’s degrees earned by women, 1975-1997, various fields
Percent of Ph.D.s earned by women, 1980-1998, various fieldsThe problem
Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi.
Guiseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard
(If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.)
…or is it? various fields
Governing Board 2003
75 years of change
Thanks to Ruth Howes for this comparison!
The leakiest parts of the pipeline occur before college.
This does not relieve colleges and universities of responsibility!
Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences
E. Seymour and N.M. Hewitt (Westview Press, Boulder CO 1997)
Women’s colleges that grant physics bachelor’s degrees various fields
Agnes Scott Notre Dame (MD)
Bryn Mawr. Saint Catherine
Georgian Court Smith
Mary Baldwin Sweet Briar
Mount Holyoke Wellesley
Departments with > 40% women among physics bachelor’s graduates
Baylor Univ. Grambling State Univ.
Belmont Univ. Hiram College
Catholic Univ. Jackson State Univ
Univ. of Denver Lincoln Univ. (PA)
Dickinson College U. Mich.- Dearborn
Dillard Univ. U. Minn. - Morris
Drew Univ. Southern Univ.
Fisk Univ. Tougaloo College
Gordon College Xavier Univ. (LA)Graduate students
All of your faculty share this responsibility!
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive.
Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac
“[A] female applicant had to be 2.5 times more productive
than the average male applicant to receive the same competence scores.”
--Christine Wenneras and Agnes Wold, “Nepotism and sexism in peer-review,”
Nature387, 341-343 (1997)
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and his wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
J.M. Barrie, What Every Woman Knows
A good source for ideas, based on things that have succeeded at research universities:
To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in U.S. Science and Engineering
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
Policy and Global Affairs Division
National Research Council of the National Academies
To be issued by National Academies Press, late February
See also A National Analysis of Diversity in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Universities by Donna J. Nelson to compare your statistics with those of other top-ranked departments in your field. http://cheminfo.chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/briefings/Diversity%20Report%20Final.pdf