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Faculty & Staff Development Readings: Gender Issues in Higher Ed

Resource guides on subjects that support the work of faculty.


Bates, Laura. Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them. The Guardian. Feb 13, 2015.
DiGeorgio-Lutz, JoAnn, ed. Women In Higher Education : Empowering Change. Praeger, 2002.
Call Number: LC1567 .W649 2002
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Description: "More women are receiving advanced degrees and ascending to the ranks of deans, provosts, and presidents, but despite gains in advancing gender equality, efforts at true empowerment are still met with significant resistance within academia. The contributors to this collection are committed to promoting the issue of gender and empowering women in higher education.  The approach of this book is both theoretical and applied. On one level it evaluates pedagogy from the perspective of what we teach, how we teach, and curriculum development that enables and empowers women. On the other level it examines the institutional barriers that continue to exist that thwart the educational development of women while also examining the areas in which institutional support does promote efforts toward change."Contents:Expanding the academic knowledge base : helping students to cross gender's great divide / Margaret Konz Snooks Teaching about gender through experience : a pedagogy of engagement / Cindy Simon Rosenthal Homeless in academia : homesteading as a strategy for change in a world of hegemonic masculinity / Annica Kronsell Feminism and interdisciplinarity / Sharlene Hesse-Biber Women in art : a continuing controversy / J. Susan Isaacs Radical learning : a new vision of feminist pedagogy / Peggy Douglas Beyond gender and heterosexuality : teaching Virgina Woolf and Jeanette Winterson in an undergraduate classroom / Justyna Kostkowska A model for evaluating gender equity in academe / Kenneth L. Miller and Susan M. Miller The transformative leadership of women in higher education administration / Margaret Madden Institutional barriers for women scientists and engineers : what four years of survey data of National Science Foundation POWRE awardees reveal / Sue V. Rosser The backlash against women's studies / Bonnie J. Morris.
Fine, Cordelia. Delusions of gender : how our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference. New York : W. W. Norton, c2010.
Call Number: QP360 .F52 2010
TU Faculty comments: "The best generally accessible book on the ideology of gender in biology and psychology."
Description: "Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender."
Fisher, Jill A., ed. Gender and the science of difference: cultural politics of contemporary science and medicine. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2011.
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Contents:  Gendering science : contextualizing historical and contemporary pursuits of difference / Jill A. Fisher Sex differences are not hardwired / Lesley J. Rogers Looking for difference? Methodology is in the eye of the beholder / Bonnie B. Spanier and Jessica D. Horowitz Evaluating threat, solving mazes, and having the blues : gender differences in brain-imaging studies / Claudia Wassmann Telling the rat what to do : laboratory animals, science, and gender / Lynda Birke Why do voles fall in love? Sexual dimorphism in monogamy gene research / Angela Willey and Sara Giordano What made those penguins gay? Gender and sexuality politics in the zoo / K. Smilla Ebeling and Bonnie B. Spanier Intersex treatment and the promise of trauma / Iain Morland The western "lesbian" agenda and the appropriation of non-western transmasculine people / Sel J. Hwahng Facial feminization and the theory of facial sex difference : the medical transformation of elective intervention to necessary repair / Heather Laine Talley The proportions of fat in genetics of obesity research / Shirlene Badger Making male sexuality : hybrid medical knowledge and erectile dysfunction in Mexico / Emily Wentzell. 
Gumport, Patricia J. Academic pathfinders : knowledge creation and feminist scholarship. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Call Number: LB2332.3 .G86 2002
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Hall, Roberta M.; Sandler, Bernice R. Out of the Classroom: A Chilly Campus Climate for Women?   Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women. Washington, DC.  1984. 
Hurtado, Sylvia, and Linda DeAngelo. "Keeping Senior Women At Your College." Academe 95.5 (2009): 18-20. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 May 2012. 
Johnson, Allan G. Privilege, power, and difference. Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, c2006.
Call Number: HN90.E4 J64 2006
Not about gender climate specifically, but a good introduction to the idea of privilege. 
May, Ann Mari, ed. 'Woman Question' And Higher Education : Perspectives On Gender And Knowledge Production In America. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc, 2008. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 18 May 2012.
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Contents: The body in the library / Helen Lefkowitz Hororwitz Gender, biology, and the incontrovertible logic of choice / Ann Mari May Gender, professional knowledge, and institutional power : women social scientists and the research university / Mary Ann Dzuback The missing women in higher education : a case study of culture crossing / Jane Roland Martin Women in science, and elsewhere / Virginia Valian Are smart men smarter than smart women? : the epistemology of ignorance, women, and the production of knowledge / Carla Fehr Re-framing the discussion : how white male supremacy continues to obscure the realities of gender in higher education / Elizabeth Higginbotham The faculty time divide / Jerry A. Jacobs.  
McIntosh, Peggy. "White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack." Independent School 49.2 (1990): 31. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 17 May 2012.
Not about gender climate specifically, but a good introduction to the idea of privilege.  Provides insights on the existence of privileges for the white population in academe. Daily effects of white privilege; Factors that shape white privilege; Types of privileges; Association of strength and power with privilege.  This excerpted essay is reprinted here from the July/August 1989 issue of Peace and Freedom, the bimonthly journal of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. This essay is exerpted from Working Paper 189, "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh. 
Ropers-Huilman, Becky, ed. Gendered Futures In Higher Education : Critical Perspectives For Change. State University of New York Press, 2003. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 18 May 2012.
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Contents:Gender in the future of higher education / Becky Ropers-Huilman From whence they came : the contexts, challenges, and courage of early women administrators in higher education / Jana Nidiffer Gender and higher education : what should we learn from women's colleges? / Lisa Wolf-Wendel Stepping off the scale : promoting positive body image in college students / Laura Hensley Gender of violence on campus / William F. Pinar Women faculty and part-time employment : the impact of public policy / Judith Glazer-Raymo Future prospects for women faculty : negotiating work and family / Lisa Wolf-Wendel and Kelly Ward Negotiating identities and making change : feminist faculty in higher education / Becky Ropers-Huilman and Monisa Shackelford Advocacy education : teaching, research and difference in higher education / Becky Ropers-Huilman and Denise Taliaferro Gender, race, and millennial curiosity / Ana M. Martínez Alemán. 
Sandler, Bernice R. Campus Climate Revisited: Chilly for Women Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students. Washington, D.C. : Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1986.
Call Number: HD6060.5.U6 S21 1986 
Vocabulary of Change: Angela Davis and Tim Wise in Conversation SpeakOut presents  (DVD) director, Mohammed Soriano-Bilal ; producers, Erin Essenmacher, Geralyn  Pezanoski, Judd Flemming, Mohammed Soriano-Bilal.  Oakland, Calif. :  SpeakOut, 2012
Call number: HM831 .V63 2012
Description:  "Angela Davis and Tim Wise, two of this country's leading racial and social justice  scholar-activists, join moderator Rose Aguilar onstage for a rare, unscripted  and free ranging conversation on the state of contemporary global politics. They  explore how our culture's uncritical embrace of pervasive individualism, the  myth of meritocracy and entrenched institutional inequality have led to racialized public policy, the privatization of education, health care and the  environment, and the commodification of many of our basic needs, including water  and food. Through bold discourse, wit, and an optimism of the will, Angela and  Tim call for new vocabularies - a different kind of fluency and a different  quality of literacy. With a shared reverence for historical memory and today's  activism, they invoke the power of a new language to restore clarity and to  unify global communities."

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