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. Women in the Geosciences 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.
Holmes, Mary Anne Introduction
Section I: The Data
1 Holmes, Mary Anne Who Receives a Geoscience Degree?
2 Glass, Jennifer Blanchard We are the 20%: Updated Statistics on Female Faculty in Earth Sciences in the US
Section II: A Framework to Address the Issue
3 Holmes, Mary Anne A Framework for This Issue
Section III: Successful Strategies to Address the Issue
4 Holmes, Mary Anne NSF's ADVANCE Program: Institutional Strategies
5 Laursen, Sandra L. Strategic Institutional Change to Support Advancement of Women Scientists in the Academy: Initial Lessons from a Study of ADVANCE-IT Projects
6 Dutt, Kuheli Institutional Transformation: Overview and LDEO Experience
7 Holmes, Mary Anne Dual Career and Flexible Faculty
8 OConnell, Suzanne Lactation Policy: Interactional and Individual Strategies
9 Holmes, Mary Anne Implicit Assumptions
10 OConnell, Suzanne Hiring a Diverse Faculty
11 OConnell, Suzanne Multiple and Sequential Mentoring: Building Your Nest
12 Lozier, Susan Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention
13 Hallar, Anna Gannet ASCENT, A Discipline Specific Model to Support the Retention and Advancement of Women in Science
14 Hastings, Meredith G. Facilitating career advancement for women in the Geosciences through the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
15 OConnell, Suzanne Learning to develop a writing practice
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