ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIC STEM FIELDS
THROUGH DUAL CAREER POLICIES AND PRACTICES
February 28, 2014
The University of Texas-Pan American
Dr. Beth Mitchneck, National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program Director
Dr. Andrea Rees Davies, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University and co-author of Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to KnowDr. Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Kansas and co-author of The Two-Body Problem: Dual-Career-Couple Hiring Practices in Higher Education.
The University of Texas- Pan American was pleased to host a 1-day symposium on Friday February 28th (following an evening reception the night before) on dual-career policies, practices, and outcomes in academia, particularly as they relate to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty, including Hispanic women, in STEM academic fields. The program featured dual-career hiring experts and scholars from institutions across the country. The session topics included “Successes and Challenges in Dual-Career Hiring,” “Institutional and Regional Collaboration in Dual-Career Hiring,” and “Voices from the Field: Dual-Career Hiring Findings and Strategies for Success.”
The speakers and sessions were geared toward faculty, academic administrators, dual-career consultants, faculty recruitment professionals, and higher education professionals.