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The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

For all students who enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at NCAA Division I institutions in 2013, 67 percent earned their degrees by 2019. When we break the figures down by gender, we see that 70 percent of women earned their degrees within six years compared to 64 percent of men.

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

In her most recent role, Pumariega has been serving as executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. Pumariega was appointed as the first woman and first Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System in 2015.

Study Claims That Early-Career Women Scientists May Do Better If They Have a Male Mentor

Study Claims That Early-Career Women Scientists May Do Better If They Have a Male Mentor

A study published on the website of the journal Nature Communications by researchers at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University concluded that “opposite-gender mentorship may actually increase the impact of women who pursue a scientific career.” The paper has created a firestorm in academic circles.

Waded Cruzado is the New Chair of the Board of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Waded Cruzado is the New Chair of the Board of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Dr. Cruzado has been president of Montana State since January 2010. Prior to coming to Montana State, Dr. Cruzado served as executive vice president and provost at New Mexico State University. She served as NMSU’s interim president from 2008-2009. She also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU from 2003 to 2007.

Examining the Gender Gap in Credits Earned in High School Career and Technical Education

Examining the Gender Gap in Credits Earned in High School Career and Technical Education

In 1992, there was a 0.64 credit advantage for male students compared to women students in CTE courses in business fields. By 2013, women had erased this deficit and held a slight advantage over men in CTE business credits earned.

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Dr. Gable has been serving for the past five years as vice president of student services at Grossmont College. She served for eight months in 2019 and 2020 as interim president of San Diego Miramar College. Earlier, Dr. Gable was dean of counseling services and admissions and records at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

In a 1910 report, Abraham Flexner stated that while women were not barred from applying to medical school, they “show a decreasing inclination to enter it” — and that those who did had “obvious limitations.”

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Established at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Established at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The Center’s academic focus will include producing innovative and theoretically grounded research and creating a data center on issues of women and gender. J. Jarpa Dawuni, an associate professor of political science at the university, was named director of the new center.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Receiving appointments to endowed professorships are Nancy Burke at the University of California, Merced, Anna Mueller at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Jennifer Hevelone-Harper at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Assignments in Higher Education

The five women scholars in new roles are Olivia Law-DelRosso at Kansas State University, Caree A. Banton at the University of Arkansas, Maria Fitzpatrick at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Elise Box at the University of South Dakota, and Karen Lewis at Washington State University.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelly Lucas at the University of Southern Mississippi, Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Keiko Price at Emory University in Atlanta, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon, the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to receive the 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women in Radiology. The award is the association’s highest honor.

University of Illinois Hires Three Women for Its President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program

University of Illinois Hires Three Women for Its President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program

In 2018, the University of Illinois System announced the three-year, $60 million President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program to hire distinguished faculty across a wide range of disciplines. The three women recently hired under the initiative are Ana P. Barros in civil and environmental engineering, Bernadette Sánchez in educational psychology, and Lesley Sneed in civil engineering.

Does Funding for State Universities in Oregon Have a Gender Bias?

Does Funding for State Universities in Oregon Have a Gender Bias?

A new study led by Jacqueline Strenio, an assistant professor of economics at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, finds that public funding of state universities in Oregon favors academic programs and universities with higher percentages of men.

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Dr. Carey has been serving as interim chancellor since June. Previously, she was provost and dean of graduate studies at the university. Earlier in her career, Dr. Carey served in dean positions at California State University, Channel Islands and California State University, Fresno.

New Study Aims to Determine How to Boost the Number of Women Academics in Management Information Systems

New Study Aims to Determine How to Boost the Number of Women Academics in Management Information Systems

The researchers will collect data identifying barriers to women’s advancement in academic careers in management information systems, including promotions and tenure. They will also craft policies to recognize women’s contributions to the field of information systems and conduct training on recognizing gender bias in the discipline.

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of 65 of America’s leading research universities that receive about three-fifths of all federal research grant funds. Dr. Paxson has served as Brown University’s nineteenth president and a professor of economics and public policy since July 1, 2012.

University of Massachusetts Study Finds Most Women Are Not Receiving Proper Postpartum Care

University of Massachusetts Study Finds Most Women Are Not Receiving Proper Postpartum Care

According to a study led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, most women are receiving fewer than half the services recommended during their comprehensive postpartum medical checkup. In one of the most startling findings, despite an increased awareness of perinatal depression, only one in 11 patients received a screening for depression.

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

Hannah Colton was the news director for KUNM, the public broadcasting station of the University of New Mexico.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

University of California, Irvine Has Launched a Group to Promote Women in Technology

University of California, Irvine Has Launched a Group to Promote Women in Technology

Through strategic partnerships, career development, educational events and networking activities, Women in Technology at UCI aims to strengthen the community of women in technology on campus.

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

Wasserman Media Group is partnering with the Univerity of Oregon to launch “The Collective Think Tank.” The center will tap a pool of faculty experts who will be matched with research funding through Wasserman’s industry partners to look at issues such as pay equity, product design, maternity in sport, and other topics that affect women.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maureen Lichtveld at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Doneka Scott for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University, Michelle Sabick at the University of Denver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Chicago Libraries.

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The six women faculty in new roles are Siqi Zheng at MIT, Cristin Gavin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Dakota, Charrise M. Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Susan Crawford Sullivan at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Texas Woman's University Scholar's Book  Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Texas Woman’s University Scholar’s Book Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, was honored for groundbreaking scholarship in women’s studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor. T

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Lisette Garcia has been named assistant vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Pennsylvania State University. Cheryl Waites Spellman is the interim special assistant to the chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Maria Ramirez was appointed the director of equity initiatives at New York University.