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By Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

The us financial system depends upon the productiveness, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its humans. to keep up its medical and engineering management amid expanding monetary and academic globalization, the U.S. needs to aggressively pursue the leading edge potential of all its humans - men and women. although, girls face boundaries to luck in each box of technology and engineering; stumbling blocks that deprive the rustic of an incredible resource of expertise. with no transformation of educational associations to take on such obstacles, the longer term energy of the U.S. examine base and economic climate are in jeopardy. "Beyond Bias and obstacles" explains that getting rid of gender bias in academia calls for rapid overarching reform, together with decisive motion by way of collage directors, specialist societies, federal investment enterprises and foundations, executive firms, and Congress. If applied and coordinated throughout public, inner most, and executive sectors, the advised activities might help to enhance office environments for all staff whereas strengthening the principles of America's competitiveness.

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Each of these statutes is discussed in detail in Chapter 5. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html 12 BEYOND BIAS AND BARRIERS bor, the Department of Education, and individual federal granting agencies’ Offices of Civil Rights should encourage and provide technical assistance on how to achieve diversity in university programs and employment. Possible activities include providing technical assistance to educational institutions to help them to comply with the anti-discrimination laws, creating a clearinghouse for dissemination of strategies that have been proven effective, and providing awards and recognition for model university programs.

Html 14 BEYOND BIAS AND BARRIERS Percent Women PhDs 60 50 40 Social Sciences 30 Life Sciences 20 Physical Sciences Engineering 10 0 74 19 77 19 80 19 83 19 86 19 89 992 995 998 001 004 1 19 1 2 1 2 Year FIGURE 1-1 Percentage of science and engineering PhDs awarded to women, 19742004. SOURCE: National Science Foundation (2006). Survey of Earned Doctorates, 19742004. Arlington, VA. 2 Women now earn one-third of the PhDs granted by the 50 leading departments in chemistry, 27% in mathematics and statistics, and one-fourth in physics and astronomy.

B) University leaders should take action immediately to remedy inequities in hiring, promotion, and treatment. (c) University leaders should as part of their mandatory overall management efforts hold leadership workshops for deans, department heads, search committee chairs, and other faculty with personnel management responsibilities that include an integrated component on diversity and strategies to overcome bias and gender schemas and strategies for encouraging fair treatment of all people. It is crucial that these workshops are integrated into the fabric of the management of universities and departments.

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