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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce
Beyond Best Practices
1st Edition - December 17, 2013
Authors: Donna J. Dean, Janet B. Koster
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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using… Read more
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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking. Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.
Distills and leverages best practices and internationally transportable policies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction
Serves as an action plan to help STEM employers, policy makers and academic institutions identify and create systemic change
Includes case studies and practical tools sections to highlight effective integration strategies
Addresses a variety of work/life challenges, including supporting travel for dual-career couples, making strategic choices around work/life issues, and overcoming implicit bias
Those pursuing or involved in a career in the STEM fields, including students, academics, and regulatory and industry professionals, policymakers, academic and professional women’s organizations, and those involved in professional development training
ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart 1: Surveying the Landscape1. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly PracticesAbstractA Common Definition of Work/Life BalanceThe Current ClimateSpurring Systemic Change2. Work/Life Integration Challenges Are WorldwideAbstractSurvey Methods and Data AnalysisGlobal Perspectives on Careers in ScienceGender Differences in Approaches to Work/Life IssuesGender Differences and Career/Life DecisionsStress and Work/Life ConflictsCareer Mobility and Job Security Part 2: Award-Winning Solutions3. Addressing Work/Life IssuesAbstractCase Study 1. Leading Women to Create Their Own Definition of Work/Life SatisfactionCase Study 2. Creation and Implementation of a Program for Personal and Professional Development of Women Scientists in an Emerging DemocracyCase Study 3. A Writing Retreat for Women in Science and EngineeringPractical Tools4. Dual Careers and Strategic Decision MakingAbstractCase Study 4. Dual-Career Solutions and Other Meaningful Approaches to Recruitment and Retention EffortsCase Study 5. A Scenario Toolkit for Advancing Careers in SciencePractical Tools5. Child Care and Dependent Care in Professional ContextsAbstractCase Study 6. Child Care at the European Molecular Biology Organization MeetingCase Study 7. Child Care at the American Physical Society Annual MeetingsCase Study 8. Child Care at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual MeetingsPractical Tools6. Promoting Family-Friendly PoliciesAbstractCase Study 9. The Family Travel InitiativeCase Study 10. Enhancing the Academic Climate for Women Scholars Through Family-Friendly PoliciesCase Study 11. From Graduate Student to Assistant Professor: Helping Postdoctoral Scientists and Engineers Meet the Demands of Career and Family LifeCase Study 12. Transitional Support ProgramPractical ToolsPart 3: Advancing Comprehensive Solutions7. Mentoring and NetworkingAbstractSelf-AnalysisMentoringNetworkingCoachingSponsoringSome Concluding Thoughts8. Implicit Bias and the WorkplaceAbstractWhat’s in a Scientist’s Name?Blind Orchestral AuditionsDouble-Blind Literature ReviewsSuccess and Likeability Do Not Go Hand in Hand (For Women)The Selective Absence of Female Conference SpeakersThe Power of LanguageThe AWARDS ProjectConclusion9. Government Policy Implications for Addressing Family-Related IssuesAbstractThe United StatesEuropeBrazil, Canada, India, and South KoreaSummaryGlobal HighlightsAppendix A. Roster of Participants and Meeting Agenda for “Rethinking the Future of the STEM Workplace: Convening of Global Experts on Work/Life Family Issues”AgendaAppendix B. Overview of Elsevier Foundation New Scholar Project Awards by Year2006 Awards2007 Awards2008 Awards2009 Awards2010 Awards2011 Awards2012 AwardsAppendix C. Researcher Insights Survey Questions for Data CollectionReferencesIndex
No. of pages: 224
Published: December 17, 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780128002155
eBook ISBN: 9780128005057
Donna J. Dean
Affiliations and expertise
Executive Consultant, Leadership and Talent Development, WV, USA
Janet B. Koster
Affiliations and expertise
Executive Director & CEO, Association for Women in Science, Alexandria, VA, USA