The Graduate Experience Project staff is working with the College of Engineering
and the departments of Chemistry,
Physics, and Applied Physics to
systemic changes in the way students are educated, treated, and graduated.
The establishment of department recruitment, retention, and graduation goals
for women graduate students is a top priority. Project staff will
assist departments in codifying
procedures and regulations to provide all students with equal access to
Systemic changes will also be instituted to address climate and pedagogical
issues faced by women. Graduate Experience Project staff is assisting engineering
and the physical sciences faculty to address gender issues within their
disciplines by using several strategies. First, training will be provided
to selected faculty and staff members on climate and sexual harassment.
This select group will then function as trainers, organizing workshops on
these issues for their fellow faculty and staff members. Trigger videotapes
for use in faculty training workshops as well as climate workshops
developed. Additionally, workshops on gender and pedagogy are being developed,
not only for the faculty training sessions, but also for incorporation in
existing teaching programs for new faculty and teaching assistants.
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