WISELI Documentary Videos
To learn more about WISELI, we invite you to view our documentary videos from years one through five of our project:
- Year 1: Advancing Institutional Transformation
- Years 2-4: Building on a Legacy
- Year 5: FORWARD with Institutional Transformation
This documentary on the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, based at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, captures the first year of a five-year National Science Foundation-funded effort to investigate why such a small percentage of faculty in the biological and physical sciences are female. The documentary looks back on the remarkable efforts of UW-Madison administrators and women faculty over the years to enhance the working environments of women scientists and engineers, and shows how WISELI is currently using the campus as a living laboratory to study and test interventions expected to have a positive effect on the advancement of women in science and engineering.
This second documentary in a series of three briefly summarizes the creation of the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Three of WISELIís major new initiatives designed to increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in academic science and engineering are outlined: climate workshops for department chairs; workshops for search committee chairs; and the Life Cycle Research Grant program. Finally, some unexpected issues that have arisen in the course of WISELIís work are also discussed.
This third documentary in a series of three provides an overview of WISELI, an NSF-funded ADVANCE project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outcomes of several WISELI initiatives are presented, along with discussions of the changes seen at UW-Madison since the project began. The program concludes with WISELI's future plans, including efforts to disseminate initiatives from the project's first five years.
The WISELI Documentary Videos were produced by Eclipse Multimedia Productions, Madison, WI.