ADVANCE Spring 2020 Newsletter.pdf
- ACE Network: In concert with the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) of the American Council on Education (ACE), the Michigan ACE Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state.
- NCWIT: is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. CMICH contacts: Lisa Gandy, Dana McCann.
- Purposeful mentoring of women by men may help women overcome inequalities in academia. A male mentor can open professional doors for female mentees and may have authority to impact and alter environments. Not All Mentors was published in the July 2020 issue of Inside Higher Ed and delves into this idea.
- More Bad News on Women's Research Productivity - Researchers have found that female faculty submitted fewer articles in March/April 2020 compared to the previous year. The sudden drop offs are attributed to women's disproportionate carrying of loads at home during social distancing. From The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science is an article from PNAS-Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences-which shows how under-represented scholars outperform their majority peers in terms of innovative or novel research, but the paradox is that they often don't get the proper credit or support for doing so.
- A short and informative article from Scientific American concerning implicit bias: "How to Think About Implicit Bias" here. Find out about your own unconscious judgements here through this interactive website: HARVARD IMPLICIT TEST
- A TedX talk entitled “The Math People Myth” What defines someone as a "math person" and why? In his talk, Dr. Brown explores how the myths and stereotypes surrounding the "math people myth" came to be, and how it impacts students and professionals throughout their lifetime.
- This special episode of Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda, dives deep into the most troubling issues facing career women in science and offers real insight about what works, what doesn't, and what we can all do to secure a more equal and fair.