Category: Retention

Too Nice to Land a Job

You are reading a letter of recommendation that praises a candidate for a faculty job as being “caring,” “sensitive,” “compassionate,” or a “supportive colleague.” Whom do you picture? New research suggests that to faculty search committees, such words probably conjure

Data on Women in PO

LuAnne Thompson of the University of Washington has been working with data on the number of women at various career stages in physical oceanography.  The data comes from NSF surveys, MPOWIR data, and UW surveys. Slides from a recent talk

I attended the Ocean Science Educators’ Retreat this week in D.C., where I gave a presentation on our MPOWIR effort. Download Presentation: MPOWIR11.08 Interestingly, before my talk Russ McDuff (UW) presented results from a recent survey of graduate programs in

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