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    • Female Science Advisors and the STEM Gender Gap 

      Canaan, Serena; Mouganie, Pierre (Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2019-10-01)
      In an effort to reduce the STEM gender gap, policymakers often propose providing women with close mentoring by female scientists. This is based on the idea that female scientists might act as role models and counteract ...
    • Gender and Belonging in Undergraduate Computer Science 

      Vivyan, Erika; Benbow, Ross J. (Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2016-04-01)
      While women’s overall participation across the sciences has been increasing, their participation in computer science has been decreasing. In this article, the authors qualitatively analyze local educational settings to ...
    • Helping Women to Succeed in Higher Education: Supporting Student-Parents with Child Care 

      Terry Long, Bridget (The Hamilton Project, 2017-10-01)
      Women have surpassed men in college enrollment. This trend is particularly pronounced among non-traditional students, including part-time and older students—two groups that face significant challenges in higher education. ...
    • It Isn’t Over: The Continuing Under-Representation of Female Faculty 

      August, Louise (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2006-05-01)
      The under-representation of women is a serious issue for institutions of higher education; despite the efforts of the women’s movement and years of affirmative action, women remain a minority in academia. This is not a new ...
    • Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation 

      The National Women’s Law Center; The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (The National Women’s Law Center; The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 2009-08-01)
      Latinas are dropping out of school in alarming numbers—a pattern that has serious and damaging repercussions for their future prospects and economic security. Yet little research has been done on the particular barriers ...
    • May the Best Woman Win?: Education and Bias against Women in American Politics 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Peltier Campbell, Kathryn (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019)
      In this report, the authors explore how sex, age, income, race, and political affiliation might influence opinions regarding women’s suitability to be president. They also explore whether educational attainment levels might ...
    • Michigan Women and The High-Tech Knowledge Economy 

      Kaufmann, Susan W. (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2008-04-01)
      Women’s participation in STEM fields is important for more than attracting and generating jobs. This paper examines how well women and girls in the United States and in Michigan are preparing for and moving into STEM-related ...
    • Michigan: A Smart State for Women? 

      Kaufmann, Susan; Sharp, Sally; Miller, Jeanne E.; Waltman, Jean (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2000-01-01)
      This report examines the importance of education to women, and the effects of tuition, state and federal financial aid programs, child care, and welfare policies on Michigan women’s access to higher education.
    • Missing, but Vital: Strategies for Women Presidents at Minority Serving Institutions 

      The Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania (The Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, 2018-03-01)
      Women make up nearly 50 percent of college students across the nation. However, per the 2017 American College President Study, women account for less than 30 percent of college presidents. Within the Minority Serving ...
    • Policy, Education and Social Change: Fifty Years of Progress 

      Hill, Catherine; Prangley, Erin (2014)
      Fifty years ago, President Kennedy created the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (“Commission”) to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the status of women in America and produce recommendations for advancing ...
    • Ready to Lead: Women in the Presidency 

      Okolo, Zainab (American Council on Education (ACE); TIAA Institute, 2019-06-28)
      Creating gender parity among college presidents necessitates acknowledging and appreciating what women bring to the academy. The current state of higher education presents substantial opportunities for women to further ...
    • Single Mothers with College Degrees: Much Less Likely to Live in Poverty 

      Gault, Barbara; Milli, Jessica; Reichlin Cruse, Lindsey (Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2018-07-01)
      Earning a postsecondary degree is a well-established pathway out of poverty, and degrees are especially life-changing for women raising children on their own. Analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds ...
    • Staying in School After Welfare Reform: How Beyond Welfare, Inc. Supports Student Mothers in Higher Education 

      Bloom, Leslie Rebecca (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2005-05-01)
      Post-secondary education has long proven to be the most reliable path out of poverty. Lack of higher education is one of the most prevalent barriers to women leaving welfare and poverty successfully. Further, post-secondary ...
    • Struggling to Stay in School: Obstacles to Post-Secondary Education Under the Welfare-to-Work Restrictions In Michigan 

      Kahn, Peggy; Polakow, Valerie (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2000-05-01)
      This study explores the impact of mandatory work requirements on welfare-reliant mothers struggling to pursue post-secondary education, and the overwhelming difficulties created by rigid and punitive policies at both the ...
    • The Educational Progress of Women 

      U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement; National Center For Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement; National Center For Education Statistics, 1995-11-01)
      Over the past two decades, women have made substantial educational progress. The large gaps between the educational levels of women and men that were evident in the early 1970s have essentially disappeared for the younger ...
    • The Representation and Pay of Women and Minorities in Higher Education Administration: Institutions That Are Getting It Right 

      McChesney, Jasper (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017-08-01)
      When we think of diversity and equity in higher education, we may think first of students. However, diversity in faculty and staff is also important. Administrators, in particular, engage in many functions that represent ...
    • University Diversity: A Study of Hispanic Women in Higher Education 

      Estrada, Valeria (Texas Woman's University, 2015)
      It is no surprise to hear that Hispanic women as a population have struggled to obtain degrees in higher education. They fit into two well-known disadvantaged groups: they are women, and they are an ethnic minority. The ...
    • Voices from the Field Women of Color Presidents in Higher Education 

      Gray, Ashley (American Council on Education; TIAA Institute, 2018)
      This report from the ACPS shows that the representation of women in the college presidency has nearly tripled since 1986, although women remained underrepresented in 2016. About one-third of college and university presidents ...
    • Women and Higher Education 2000: Michigan, A Smart State For Women? 

      Kaufmann, Susan W.; Sharp, Sally; Miller, Jeanne E.; Waltman, Jean (University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women, 2000)
      Since 1964, the mission of the University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women has been to lower barriers to women’s full participation in education and employment within the University and the larger society. ...
    • Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds 

      Wang, Wendy; Parker, Kim (Pew Research Center, 2011-08-17)
      At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides, according to a nationwide Pew Research Center ...