2003 Workshop on Gender Issues in the Sciences

Report edited by:
Dr. Suzanna Rose and Dr. Bets Brown


Moderator and Compiler:

Dr. Suzanna Rose
Professor of Psychology and
Director, Women's Studies Center
Florida International University
DM 212, University Park
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, Florida


Dr. Susan Basow
Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology
302 Oechsle Hall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Dr. Catherine J. Didion
Executive Director
The Association for Women in Science
Current Address:
The Didion Group
110 Maryland Avenue, NE
Suite 304
Washington, DC 20002

Dr. Robert W. Drago
Professor, Labor Studies and Industrial Relations and Department of Women's Studies
113 Willard Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Dr. Sue V. Rosser
Professor and Dean of the Ivan Allen College
Habersham Bldg. Rm 112
Georgia Institute of Technology
781 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Dr. Emily Toth
Robert Penn Warren Professor of English
260 Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Colby Workshop Planning Committee:

Dr. Bets Brown, Coordinator
Dr. Catherine R. Bevier
Dr. Rebecca R. Conry
Dr. Shari U. Dunham
Dr. Virginia C. Long
Dr. Julie T. Millard
Dr. Jennifer D. Shosa
Dr. Judy L. Stone
Dr. Andrea R. Tilden

   Howard Hughes Medical Institute
   Colby College:
        Forum for Women in Science
        IBM Fund
        Special Programs Office
        Women's Gender and
        Sexuality Studies Program

      Colby College's Forum for Women in Science (FWIS) hosted the 2003 Workshop on Gender Issues in the Sciences. The Workshop was held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on June 11-13, 2003, and addressed important and timely issues facing female science faculty in higher education. Invited speakers included a stellar roster of scholars nationally recognized for their work in the field. With primary funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, FWIS sponsored this workshop for faculty and administrators who had an interest in identifying and discussing key gender issues in the sciences.

      The Workshop on Gender Issues in the Sciences was intended to serve as a model for other colleges and universities to use in addressing issues related to the recruitment and retention of women into science and academe. Summaries and transcripts from the Workshop are included in the PDF version of the Workshop to provide resources for those interested in improving the status of women in the sciences or who which to plan their own conference.



Table of Contents

Executive Summary by Dr. Suzanna Rose

Introduction by Dr. Bets Brown

Workshop Agenda

Biographies of Speakers and Moderator

Workshop Summary by Dr. Suzanna Rose

            Gender Issues in Teaching Science
            Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations
            Balancing a Career and Personal Life
            Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring for
               Women Scientists
            Successful Strategies for Advancement

Bibliographic Sources

Transcripts of Presentations

Transcripts of Wrap-up and Discussion Groups

Contact Information:

Dr. Bets Brown
Department of Biology
Colby College
4341 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
207-872-3449; fax 207-872-3073