In–Depth Interviews With Women Faculty & Staff in STEM
The original NSF ADVANCE: IT proposal included a plan to perform in-depth interviews with 32 women faculty, conducted at the beginning of the grant period, to provide a baseline from which program evaluation will emanate. Follow-up interviews with the same women occurred in the last year of the grant. This activity was implemented immediately upon creation of WISELI, with some changes to the original plan. Rather than interviewing 32 women faculty, we interviewed 26 women faculty and 15 women academic staff in the sciences and engineering. Staff members were interviewed in addition to faculty in order to gather planning data to inform many of WISELI's proposed activities revolving around academic staff (e.g., promote staff women to faculty positions; leadership development for academic staff; creation of a climate survey for academic staff). Respondents were selected using a stratified random sample of both faculty and staff, to ensure representation across schools and colleges, ranks, time at the institution, and divisional affiliation. In 2002, 26 faculty agreed to be interviewed (two were replacements - one due to refusal, and one because the subject was planning to retire before the re-interview in 2006), and 15 staff agreed to be interviewed (four were replaced due to refusals). In 2006, 19 out of 23 faculty remaining at UW-Madison agreed to be interviewed (three of the original 26 faculty interviewed in 2002 retired or otherwise left the University). We did not follow up with the staff interviewees in 2006, as these interviews were primarily used for planning purposes and were not designed to be part of the summative evaluation of WISELI.
- Pribbenow, Christine Maidl; Jennifer Sheridan; Molly Carnes; Eve Fine; and Jo Handelsman. "Departmental Cimate: Differing Perceptions by Faculty Members and Chairs." The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. [2006 draft accepted and under revision]
- Gunter, Ramona and Amy Stambach. 2005. "Differences in Men and Women Scientists' Perceptions of Workplace Climate." The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science & Engineering. 11(1):97-116. [Abstract]
- Gunter, Ramona and Amy Stambach. 2003. "As Balancing Act and As Game: How Women and Men Science Faculty Experience the Promotion Process." Gender Issues. 21(1):24-42. [Abstract]
- Stambach, Amy and Ramona Gunter. May 2003. "As Balancing Act and As Game: How Women and Men Science Faculty Experience the Promotion Process." Gender, Science, and Technology International Conference. Trondheim, Norway.
Papers in Progress
- Pribbenow, Christine Maidl; Jennifer Sheridan; and Deveny Benting. 2007. "Extending the Tenure Clock: The Experiences of Faculty at One University."
- Parker, Brenda. April 19, 2007. "NSF ADVANCE: Lessons for Geography Departments" (Panelist). American Association of Geographers Annual Meetings. San Francisco, CA.
- Pribbenow, Christine Maidl. March 22, 2004. "The Climate for Women Faculty in the Sciences and Engineering: Blueprints for Failure and Success." (PDF) WISELI Seminar. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI.
- Gunter, Ramona. October 20, 2003. "Science Faculty Talk about Self, Home, and Career." WISELI Seminar. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI.
Research and Evaluation Reports
- Pribbenow, Christine Maidl; Jennifer Sheridan; Brenda Parker; Jessica Winchell; Deveny Benting; Kathy O'Connell; Cecilia Ford; Ramona Gunter; and Amy Stambach. October 8, 2007. "Summative Evaluation Report of WISELI: The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute." (PDF)
- Sheridan, Jennifer; Deveny Benting; and Christine Maidl Pribbenow. April 10, 2006. "Evaluation of Childcare Needs and Practices at the University of Wisconsin-Madison." (PDF)
- Sheridan, Jennifer and Deveny Benting. July 27, 2004. "Evaluation of the Tenure Clock Extension Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison." (PDF)
- Sheridan, Jennifer; Deveny Benting; and Christine Maidl Pribbenow. July 27, 2004. "Evaluation of the Women Faculty Mentoring Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison." (PDF)
- Pribbenow, Christine Maidl; Sue Lottridge; and Deveny Benting. February 2004. "The Climate for Women Faculty in the Sciences and Engineering: Their Stories, Successes, and Solutions." (PDF)