Women Faculty in Engineering: Changing the Academic Climate

J. Trautner, K. C. Chou, J. Yates, J. Stalnaker

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This paper presents selected results from a unique conference “Facing Issues: Women Faculty in the Structural Engineering Professions,” with supporting documentation from literature. The conference was held in April, 1993 and was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems. Gender-specific issues that were of interest to the female faculty and professional engineers who attended the conference are reviewed and discussed. These issues are bias, lack of professionalism shown toward women faculty, isolation, visibility/invisibility, patronization, faculty spouse issues, and other women not acknowledging women engineers. Suggestions and recommendations on how to increase the number of women recruited and, more importantly, retained on engineering faculties are offered to women faculty, colleagues and supervisors of women faculty, university administrators, and funding agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
StatePublished - Jan 1996

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