HOT OFF THE PRESS! In the most recent AACU Peer Review just released (Spring 2014, Vol. 16, No. 2) our AIM Network colleagues, Jasna Jovanovic and Mary Armstrong, share the results of their ADVANCE PAID grant to explore the impact of ADVANCE grant efforts for women of color.
“As majority women now move forward in STEM fields at a pace exceeding that of women of color, the need to understand this disparity and find successful ways to support URM women in STEM is more urgent than ever.”
Interestingly, Jovanovic and Armstrong state, “interventions aimed at supporting URM women and increasing diversity in STEM may fail to create institutional spaces where complex, intertwined subordinations can be sufficiently articulated…[and i]nstead, the distinct needs and voices of the very people whose experiences lie at the juncture of multiple identities are effectively erased.” Read more here: http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-sp14/Jovanovic.cfm
Did you know that Women of color are only 5.7 percent of those with STEM doctorates who are assistant, associate, or full professors at four-year colleges, universities, and affiliated centers and institutes, but they are 15 percent of the working-age population in the United States. In contrast, white men with STEM doctorates are 58 percent of assistant, associate, and full professors, but only 35 percent of the working-age population? Check out this report overview: http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/women-of-color-in-stem/accelerating-change-report-overview
Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the IWPR. It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration#sthash.meRzef8M.dpuf
Dr. Laura Bryan, will share work from her recently released book (August, 2014) Shaping Work-Life Culture: A Guide for Academic Leaders at the next AIM Network webinar meeting (August 12th.) All are invited to participate. If you are not an AIM Network member but wish to hear Dr. Bryan’s presentation, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org!