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Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

A new study that finds that that women department chairs, deans, and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

In 2015, 89 Percent of All Colleges and Universities Reported Zero Incidents of Rape

In 2015, 89 Percent of All Colleges and Universities Reported Zero Incidents of Rape

The report by the American Association of University Women also found that only 9 percent of campuses reported an incident of domestic violence. About 10 percent of all colleges and universities reported an incident of dating violence and only 13 percent of all colleges and universities reported stalking incidents.

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The study of middle and high school students in a large urban district by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, found that Blacks girls are three times as likely as White girls to be sent to the principal’s office.

Women Mentors Have a Significant Impact on the Retention Rate of Women Engineering Students

Women Mentors Have a Significant Impact on the Retention Rate of Women Engineering Students

A new study led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, finds that women engineering students who were assigned peer mentors who were women were significantly less likely to drop out of engineering majors than women students who had male mentors or no mentors at all.

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

A study led by a Len Trevino, a professor of management in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, finds women continue to face barriers in appointments to the highest-level faculty positions at business schools.

Fertility Rates of American Women by Educational Attainment

Fertility Rates of American Women by Educational Attainment

As we move up the educational ladder, we see that at each higher level of education, women were more likely to be childless than women with a lower level of education. For women, ages 40 to 50 in 2016, who held a graduate or professional degree, 22.3 percent never gave birth.

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

The survey found that 66 percent of mothers who are physicians reported gender discrimination and 36 percent reported maternal discrimination. Nearly a third said they had experienced discrimination relating to pregnancy or maternity leave and 17 percent said they faced discrimination relating to breastfeeding.

Employment and Unemployment Rates by Gender for Young College Students

Employment and Unemployment Rates by Gender for Young College Students

For 16- to 24-year-old women enrolled in college, 3.9 percent were actively seeking work but couldn’t find it. The unemployment rate for male college students in this age group was 8.1 percent, more than double the rate for women.

At U.S. Veterinary Schools, Women Are 80 Percent of Students But 36 Percent of Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty

At U.S. Veterinary Schools, Women Are 80 Percent of Students But 36 Percent of Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty

Over the past half century, there has been a polar switch in the gender make up of enrollments at U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. In 1970, men made up 89 percent of all enrollments at these schools. Today, women are more than 80 percent of the students at veterinary schools.

Major Research Universities Outline Their Commitment to Addressing Sexual Assaults and Misconduct

Major Research Universities Outline Their Commitment to Addressing Sexual Assaults and Misconduct

The Association of American Universities has issued a new report detailing how its 62 member institutions have enacted or changed policies and procedures dealing with sexual assaults and misconduct on their campuses.

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

The report, authroed by finance professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, finds that women financial advisers are half as likely as their male colleagues to commit misconduct. But the study found that after cases of misconduct 55 percent of men – but only 45 percent of women – remain with the same firm.

The Gender Gap in Degree Awards in the Sciences and Engineering

The Gender Gap in Degree Awards in the Sciences and Engineering

In 2016, 13 percent of all degrees earned by women were in the natural sciences or engineering, compared to 28 percent for men. Thus, men were more than twice as likely as women to earn bachelor’s degrees in these fields. As we move up the educational ladder, the gender gap increases.

The Wide Gender Gap in Enrollment and Faculty Positions at Theological Schools

The Wide Gender Gap in Enrollment and Faculty Positions at Theological Schools

According to the Association of Theological Schools, there were 71,182 students enrolled at member institutions in 2015. Of these, 23,804 were women. Men made up 66.6 percent of all students at these theological schools. Men made up an even larger share of all faculty at these schools.

Scholar Finds a Hidden Bias Against Women Authors of Economics Papers

Scholar Finds a Hidden Bias Against Women Authors of Economics Papers

Erin Hengel, an American economist who teaches at the University of Liverpool, has completed a new study that finds that economics papers authored by women are more “readable” than those authored by men. However, despite being better written, articles authored by women take an average of six months longer to go through the peer-review process.

The Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates Begins on Graduation Day

The Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates Begins on Graduation Day

The study by Glassdoor Economic Research finds that in the first five years after college women will get paid 11.5 percent less than men. While discrimination and other factors enter into the equation, it appears that a major factor in the gender pay gap is due to occupational field which often is determined by college major.

Study Finds That in the Academic World Women Perform More Service Work Than Men

Study Finds That in the Academic World Women Perform More Service Work Than Men

The results show that women in academia are more likely to act as advisers and mentors, supervise clubs and other activities and serve on faculty committees. These efforts take time and reduce the amount of time women can spend on research and writing. This can hamper their ability to gain tenure or promotions.

University Study Finds That Women Are More Likely Than Men to Be Bullied at Work

University Study Finds That Women Are More Likely Than Men to Be Bullied at Work

The results of the study, led by researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta, showed that about one of every five workers reported being subjected to workplace bullying, but that women were bullied at a higher rate than men.

The Percentage of Women Teachers in the Nation's Schools Continues to Rise

The Percentage of Women Teachers in the Nation’s Schools Continues to Rise

In 1987, women made up 71.4 percent of the teacher workforce in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools. By 2012, women were 76.1 percent of the teachers in these schools.

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

A new study by researchers at Florida State University, finds that girls rate their abilities in mathematics lower than those of boys even when there is no difference between their expertise in the subject.

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

A new study led by Clara Wilkins, an assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, sought to determine if men, who perceive that society is biased against men and favors women, were more likely to discriminate against women.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

Some 61.6 percent of adult women have at least some college experience, compared to 58.8 percent of adult men. More than one third, 33.7 percent, of adult women had obtained at least bachelor’s degree. More men than women hold professional degrees and doctoral degrees, but women hold a large lead in master’s degrees.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Richard Lapchick, the lead author of the report, stated that “while there was some improvement for women as athletic administrators, it was negatively balanced by the fact that 45 years after the passage of Title IX, more than 60 percent of all women’s teams are still coached by men.”

The High Cost of Sexual Assault Claims on College and University Campuses

The High Cost of Sexual Assault Claims on College and University Campuses

A new report from United Educators offers advice to colleges and universities on how to protect themselves from claims of sexual assault on their campuses. The study offers a full range of recommendations on what steps that colleges and universities can take to lessen their liabilities in these cases.

Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap for Art Museum Directors

Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap for Art Museum Directors

At museums with operating budgets of $15 million or more, women directors earned 75 cents on average for every dollar earned by male directors in 2016. At art museums with a budget of less than $15 million, women directors earned 98 percent of the salaries earned by male directors.

The Gender Earnings Gap for American Teachers Is Most Pronounced at the College Level

The Gender Earnings Gap for American Teachers Is Most Pronounced at the College Level

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on gender differences in median earnings by specific detailed occupations. For all postsecondary teaching positions, the median earnings for women in 2015 was $61,046. This was 85.4 percent of the median earnings for male postsecondary teachers, which stood at $71,485.

Large Percentage of American Women Have Limited Access to Advanced Fertility Services

Large Percentage of American Women Have Limited Access to Advanced Fertility Services

The statistics show that 29 percent of women in the 20-to-49 age group live in areas where there are no assisted reproductive technology clinics. Another 11 percent of women in the age group live in an area where there is only one such facility.

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

The authors conclude that “it is possible that girls who might otherwise have higher science career aspirations do not, only because they would lose friends or face criticism or fewer options for friendships.”

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

The report, by the major academic publisher Elsevier, finds that women make up at least 40 percent of all published researchers in nine of the 12 countries studied. Fifteen years ago, women were 40 percent of all authors of research papers in only one of the 12 countries.

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The data shows that women with a college degree earn, on average, $26.93 per hour. But men with a college degree earn $37.13 per hour on average. For those with graduate degrees the gender pay gap is even greater.

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Nearly 37 percent of adolescent girls reported they had been cyberbullied compared to 30.5 percent of adolescent boys. Boys were more likely than girls to have cyberbullied others. The moat common form of cyberbullying among girls is the spreading of false rumors online.

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

If we look at all four-year educational institutions, we find that 62.1 percent of women who entered these institutions in 2009 seeking a bachelor’s degree earned their degree within six years. For men seeking bachelor’s degrees, the graduation rate was 56.2 percent.

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Test subjects were given profiles that included clues that the person was either sexist or racist. In follow-up questions, the data showed that women tended to believe that someone expressing racist attitudes would also be sexist.

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women make up 57 percent of all undergraduate students in all postsecondary institutions combined. But women are 66 percent of all students at two-year, for-profit colleges and schools and 76 percent of all students at schools that are for-profit but are for less than two years.