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Women in the Geosciences: Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity

Series: AGU Special Publications Series Volume: 70

By: Mary Ann Holmes(Editor), Suzanne O'Connell(Editor), Kuheli Dutt(Editor)

180 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

American Geophysical Union

Paperback | Jun 2015 | #221250 | ISBN-13: 9781119067856
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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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