Navigating Academia: A Guide For Women And Minority Stem Faculty

Paperback | December 8, 2014

byPauline MosleyEditorS. Keith Hargrove

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Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides a systematic account of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and minorities. Chapters include testimonials from faculty and administrators about how they made their ascent within the academy. Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty also discusses how to modify and expand faculty recruiting programs, how to diversify search committees, how to encourage intervention by deans, and how to assess past hiring efforts. This guide is an important resource for women and minorities seeking success in the academy as well as for administrators focused on faculty and professional development. Outlines barriers and challenges that this population is confronted with and provides several solutions and approaches for combating these issues. Includes insightful testimonials from contributors at various stages in their academic careers. Identifies critical success paths of a Professional Support Network PSN and pinpoints what components of the PSN are needed and how to acquire them.

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Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides a systematic account of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing...

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Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides accounts of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128019840

ISBN - 13:9780128019849

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I. Issues Chapter 1. The Issues and Demographic Data Chapter 2. Issues Confronting Athletic AdministratorsSection II. Institutional and Societal Cultures Chapter 3. Institutional and Societal CulturesSection III. Career Pathways Chapter 4. A Tale of Two Professors Chapter 5. A Career in Science Chapter 6. Creating My Own Path Chapter 7. Pathways in Athletic AdministratorsSection IV. Transitioning Chapter 8. From Student to Full Professor Chapter 9. From Faculty to ChairSection V. Mentoring Chapter 10. Mentoring Chapter 11. African American Researchers in Computing Sciences: Expanding the Pool of ParticipationSection VI. Professor Support Networks Chapter 12. Professor Support Networks

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"Mosley and Hargrove have exposed some important truths about higher education in their compelling new book.  Their research is thorough, their anecdotes are instructive and their insight is invaluable to anyone who is attempting to understand or improve the success of women and people of color in the college setting.  Their understanding of the minority experience is particularly striking.? - Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., author of Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class and Member of the Club: Life in a Racially Polarized World