Equitable Solutions For Retaining A Robust Stem Workforce: Beyond Best Practices

Paperback | February 10, 2014

byDonna J. Dean, Janet B. KosterEditorDonna J. Dean

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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking. Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize. Distills and leverages best practices and internationally transportable policies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction Serves as an action plan to help STEM employers, policy makers and academic institutions identify and create systemic change Includes case studies and practical tools sections to highlight effective integration strategies Addresses a variety of work/life challenges, including supporting travel for dual-career couples, making strategic choices around work/life issues, and overcoming implicit bias

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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contex...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128002158

ISBN - 13:9780128002155

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART 1: Surveying the Landscape
Chapter I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices
Chapter II. Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide
PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions
Chapter III. Addressing Work/Life Issues
Chapter IV. Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making
Chapter V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts
Chapter VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies
PART 3: Advancing Comprehensive Solutions
Chapter VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies
Chapter VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace
Chapter IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues
Appendices
References

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"'Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce' offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts.."--Goodreads.com, February 24, 2014 "Although work/life satisfaction is typically regarded as a women's issue, 'Equitable Solutions'.finds that it is an issue that crosses gender lines. the book was developed to provide both academic and private sector STEM work environments with the tools they need to retain their workforce, especially women."--Westcoast Women in Engineering Science, & Technology blog, February 14, 2014