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Women's metaphor: from 'glass ceiling' to 'labyrinth'.
December 1, 2010... It may seem like the "glass ceiling" has always been part of the lexicon, but the metaphor actually originated in 1980 in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Alice Eagly thinks it's high time to replace it with "labyrinth." ...
Air Force Academy hires Diversity director.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... The Air Force Academy has created an Office of Chief of Diversity and hired a director, according to the school's superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michael Gould. She is Adis Maria Vila, a Cuban-born attorney and experienced administrator. The...
Benedictine U fires lesbian administrator.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... After she published her wedding announcement in the local paper, Benedictine University in Springfield IL fired its director of education. Laine Tadlock married her partner, Kae Helstrom, in July in Iowa. While Benedictine leaders knew she...
Cal State tuition soars amid budget woes.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... California State University's Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition 15.5% while a literal circus of student protestors took place outside its meeting. Even though CSU received an increase in state support, the trustees voted for the...
Ex-prez claims 'witch hunt' for dismissal.(NEWSWATCH)(Constance Mierendorf)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... The former president of a New Jersey community college claims she was illegally fired last spring at a meeting that resembled a "witch hunt." Dr. Constance Mierendorf, former president of Sussex County Community College, said in her lawsuit...
White males still head most campus athletics departments and conferences.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... White males still rule the roost of college athletics, according to information from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. White men hold 101 of the 120 athletics director positions in Division...
Good news from the east: Harvard and George Washington U embrace diversity.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... George Washington University DC and Harvard University MA are doing more to increase diversity on campus. At George Washington, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center swimming pool is devoting time each week to "Sisters' Splash," a female-only...
Nice people don't get hired as faculty?(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... Faculty search committees are less likely to hire candidates whose letters of recommendation describe them with kind words such as "compassionate," "supportive" or "caring," according to new research published in the Journal of Applied...
Faculty athletics rep loses job at UW-M.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee did not renew a faculty member as athletics rep after she voiced concerns about how the school treated athletes in academic trouble. Dr. Maureen Keyes, a tenured associate professor of education, said her...
Arizona State Web site builds resilience.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... To help female academics stay resilient in the workplace, Arizona State is partnering with the National Science Foundation to create a supportive Web site. The CareerWISE Web site offers women ways to rebound from discouragement when feeling...
FDA, campuses ban caffeinated alcohol.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... Cheap drinks--fruity and popular with women students--that combine alcohol with caffeine are illegal, according to a recent warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Four companies that produce Four Loko and similar alcoholic energy...
Online enrollment increases faster than ever.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... College and universities reported a 21% jump in enrollments in online education in 2009, raising the total of online students from 4.6 to 5.6 million. Although more non-profits than for-profit schools said online was part of their long-term...
Princeton women students 'dumb down.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... Investigating why women undergrads are less likely to hold leadership positions than men at Princeton University NJ, researchers found they feel pressure to not act overly intellectual around male students. Women also chose leadership posts...
Utah discovers why women lag in degrees.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... While women are 57% of college students nationally, they are only 49% in Utah. In 2010 U.S. women received 57% of bachelor's degrees, but only 45% in Utah. The Utah Board of Regents hopes to increase the portion of Utah adults with degrees from...
Powerful exhibit of 1,100 student suicides.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... Backpacks, 1,100 of them, are on display on the Montclair State University NJ student center floor to bring attention to student suicide. Each backpack represents a U.S. college student who committed suicide last year. The "Send Silence...
Rutgers suicide triggers calls for tolerance.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... New Jersey lawmakers introduced an "anti-bullying bill of rights" following the widely publicized suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi in September. The proposal would be the toughest state law of its kind in the nation,...
Women still lead in athletes' graduation.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... Female student athletes continue to graduate at a higher rate than their male counterparts, according to recent data from the NCAA. Of female Division I athletes, 87% graduated within six years of enrolling, compared with 72% of male...
Delaware State U. agrees to equalize support for athletes, treat equestrian team fairly.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... To settle a class-action lawsuit by women athletes, Delaware State University must increase spending on female athletics or decrease spending on male sports. Members of the school's female equestrian team filed the suit in January after DSU...
Fundraisers run amok at Dartmouth, Cornell.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... Students who didn't donate to their schools' senior class gift recently were "outed" by peers at Dartmouth and Cornell universities. The two schools publicized the names of students who did not donate to their schools as part of a senior gift...
How to support Hispanics in STEM fields.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... The achievement gap seen in STEM exists largely because of financial issues, argues a new report on how to better support Hispanic students achievement. The Center for Urban Education report says that because Hispanic students are more likely...
Harvard uses chefs to attract STEM students.(NEWSWATCH)(Harvard University on science, technology, engineering and mathematics)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... The hottest course at Harvard University MA this fall is actually a science course, Science of the Physical Universe 27, where 700 students applied for the 300 spots. It uses cooking as a way to explore science and features famous chefs. ...
UConn student newspaper faces complaints after publishing two misogynist cartoons.(NEWSWATCH)
December 1, 2010... The University of Connecticut's student newspaper is facing backlash from students after publishing two sexist cartoons on the same day. UConn students drew both of them. One had the message, "Forget sugar and spice and everything nice. Try...
E-learning requires teaching E-leadership online.
December 1, 2010... Virtual workplaces and virtual classrooms are increasingly replacing bricks and mortar. Online usage increases by double-digits every year. Traditional face-to-face contact is giving way to relationships and communications online. Whether in...
What can colleges learn from successful Latina students?
December 1, 2010... Latina students are considered an at-risk minority disadvantaged by language, generation and socioeconomic status. Colleges measure their progress by comparing Latinas' achievements with those of their middle-class, Anglo classmates. ...
Dr. Diane Ariza.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Diane Ariza moves from assistant professor of ethnic studies at Albion College MI to associate VP and chief diversity officer at Quinnipiac University CT.
Dr. Jacalyn Askin.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Jacalyn Askin moves from VP of administrative services at Paradise Valley Community College AZ to the a similar position at Chandler-Gilbert Community College AZ.
Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez moves to interim VP of academic affairs and provost position from multiple administrative positions in her 14 years at Montgomery County Community College PA.
Dr. Kimberly S. Brown.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Kimberly S. Brown moves from interim associate VP for academic support to director of academic advising at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Maryann Clark.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Maryann Clark moves from associate provost for academic administration at Seton Hall University NJ to dean of the school of health professions and nursing at Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus NY.
Dr. Beth Coyle.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Beth Coyle moves associate provost for academic support and administration to senior VP for administration at Berkeley College NJ.
Tommye Lou Davis.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Tommye Lou Davis moves from associate dean of the honors college to VP for constituent engagement at her alma mater Baylor University TX, where she has taught Latin since 1966.
Lucy Farrow.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Lucy Farrow moves from interim to dean of the library at Auburn University AL.
Dr. Karla Fisher.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Karla Fisher moves from college relations coordinator for the Center for Community College Student Engagement to VP of academics at Butler Community College KS.
Dr. Elizabeth Garrett.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Elizabeth Garrett moves from two months as interim to become provost and senior VP of academic affairs of the University of Southern California, where she has been VP for academic planning and budget for four years.
Dr. Alice Gast.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Alice Gast is "honored and energized" to accept a second five-year contract as president of Lehigh University PA.
Avis Hinkson.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Avis Hinkson moves from director of undergraduate advising at the University of California at Berkeley to dean of the college at Barnard College NY, her alma mater.
Claudia Keenan.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Claudia Keenan moves from VP of external affairs to chief of staff at Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Jean Morrison.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... * Dr. Jean Morrison moves from executive vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Southern California to provost at Boston University MA.
Dr. Maria G. Pallavincini.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Maria G. Pallavincini moves from dean of the school of natural sciences at University of California at Merced to provost at University of the Pacific CA.
Dr. Christine J. Quinn.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Christine J. Quinn moves from provost and vice chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Extension to provost at National-Louis University IL.
Dr. Linda K. Rinker.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Linda K. Rinker moves from provost and VP for academic affairs at Western Connecticut State University to provost and executive VP of academic affairs at Davenport University MI.
Dr. Renay Scott.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Renay Scott moves from interim to permanent executive VP and provost at Owens Community College OH.
Kelly Smith.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Kelly Smith moves from principal at Corunna High School MI to president of Baker College of Cadillac MI.
Adis Maria Vila.(Women on the Move)(Brief article)
December 1, 2010... Adis Maria Vila, a Cuban-born attorney and former U.S. government administrator, will become the first diversity officer at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs CO. The academy superintendent created the post in November after a survey...
Dr. B. Kaye Walter.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. B. Kaye Walter moves from executive VP and chief learning officer at Valencia Community College to chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana.
Lisa Watson.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Lisa Watson was a global investment manager in Florida and now serves as the VP of administrative services and finance at Miles Community College MT.
Dr. Linda Winkler.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Dr. Linda Winkler moves from VP of academic affairs at University of Pittsburgh at Titusville to professor of anthropology and dean of the college of arts, humanities and social sciences at Wilkes University PA.
Olivia Yang.(Women on the Move)
December 1, 2010... Olivia Yang moves from director of the capital-projects office at University of Washington to associate VP for facilities services at Washington State University.
Workshop promotes multicultural campus leadership.(Campus Women Lead)
December 1, 2010... Women's growing presence on campus brings increasing opportunities for leadership. Women earn a majority of undergraduate and graduate degrees. They're 37% of tenured professors but only 23% of those tenured in science, technology, engineering...
Understanding the culture of science is key to success.
December 1, 2010... Witch or savior? The pendulum of perception has swung between polar opposites throughout the centuries for women working in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Politics, religion and current trends have shaped...
How to create a 'Great workplace' on campus.
December 1, 2010... Great workplaces in higher education focus on mid-career employee development, managerial training, work/life balance and communication, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2010 report on Great Campuses to Work For. Women are...
Help for women in Catholic higher education.
December 1, 2010... After a cross-country move and reorganizational hiatus, the National Association for Women in Higher Education (NAWCHE) has scheduled its 10th national conference for June 16-17, 2011 at its new home, Seattle University WA. Two keynoters are...
Family-friendly campuses plan for Mother Nature.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
December 1, 2010... By Dr. Janet Fleetwood PhD, associate vice provost for faculty and academic development in the office of faculty development and equity at Drexel University PA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At many colleges and universities across the northern...
Practical tips to respond to mother nature's quirks.
December 1, 2010... Tips for Faculty: * Limit expectations of what students can accomplish on their weather-related "day off." Don't give assignments that will unfairly burden those with family responsibilities. Time-sensitive assignments--given under the...
Most college coaches don't understand Title IX.
December 1, 2010... Before Title IX was passed in 1972 requiring gender equity in schools that get federal funds, only 2% of college athletes were women. Today the figure is over 40%. But although the law brought remarkable changes, it remains poorly understood and...
'Yes, virginia, there is bullying'.(THE LAST LAUGH)
December 1, 2010... As an industry, we in education are sad and embarrassed that a first-year student jumped off a bridge this fall after his roommate web cast a video of him having an intimate encounter with another man. It happened on our watch and on one of...