Hi everyone – The new APSA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession “microsite” on the APSA website is about to go public! Before it does, sometime in the next two weeks, we would love everyone who has a syllabus that would be useful to share in the CSWP Syllabi collection (which will… Continue reading Call for Syllabi
In case you haven’t heard about Women Also Know Stuff… Here’s a list of smart women political scientists. They know stuff, too. – The Washington Post An excellent and important initiative by women in political science. Bravo!! Lean in and sign up for their expert database.
At the end of every semester, students often fill out evaluations rating their teachers. It’s a report card of sorts, a way for instructors to know if they can improve the way they taught a subject matter or were particularly helpful in explaining a tough concept. But it’s likely not the fairest way to… Continue reading Students Give Women Professors Worse Evaluations
A piece from the New Yorker written back around Thanksgiving highlights the gender disparity in hiring among large tech/computer companies…. This quote sums up the issue nicely: “Now that tech companies have evolved into consumer-electronics and social-media giants, their customers come from every demographic group imaginable. It’s time their workers did, too.” Article here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/valley-boys
This article explains the elite networks that contribute to unequal hiring practices within academia. It’s worth a look! http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400005
New research on effect of gender bias on minority women in STEM by Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings College of the Law, Katherine W. Phillips, Columbia Business School, and Erika V. Hall, Emory University.
Report available here: http://www.uchastings.edu/news/articles/2015/01/double-jeopardy-report.pdf
If you haven’t already seen it… http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/academic-science-isnt-sexist.html?_r=1 This certainly offers a different perspective on the question of female success/the glass ceiling in academia. There is some good news here but the question of “professional climate” which they describe as “largely anecdotal” may be less amenable to their methodology–job satisfaction–than they suggest. The authors do analyze reporting of… Continue reading Controversial NYT article — “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist”