Plight Of Female Researchers Date:January 10, 1994, pp.1

Through campus `site visits,' AWIS will investigate the prevalence of gender bias in academia
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is planning an ambitious project to assess the climate for female researchers in academia--by visiting several United States colleges and universities and talking with the women themselves.

The effort will take AWIS representatives into several schools for "site visits," during which they will discuss women's concerns with faculty, administrators, and students, reporting their findings to school officials. AWIS will also collect samples of institutional policy statements and other documents that women scientists feel either help or deter their advancement, which will be evaluated for inclusion in an upcoming publication.

The Washington, D.C.-based organization will ultimately "develop a model program that offers workable options for enhancing the academic climate for women science faculty" for dissemination to schools that were not visited,...

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