WSU-GEARS town hall

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Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Special Event

In this Town Hall event, the WSU-GEARS team will present and discuss the findings from our Baseline Survey.  

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Or join us by phone: (301) 715-8592 US (Washington DC)

The goal of the Wayne State University Gender Equity Advances Retention in STEM (WSU-GEARS) is to hire, retain, and advance diverse women faculty in physical, life, and social sciences; technology; engineering; and mathematics disciplines (STEM). The WSU-GEARS ADVANCE Project is a 3-year (2020- 2023) $1 million Adaptation grant funded by the National Science Foundation (award #2017586). The NSF ADVANCE program addresses the National Science Foundation‘s goal to grow and support a more diverse community in training the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) workforce. 

We administered our Baseline Survey to full-time faculty at Wayne State in Winter 2021. The purpose of the survey was to understand the employee context during the first year of the grant program. The survey captured such information as family composition, social identities, and general perceptions of experiences as a WSU employee, satisfaction with the institution’s response to COVID-19, and three barriers (toxic work environment, work/family/life strains, and hidden workloads) that have been identified as obstacles for underrepresented women in STEM.  

The WSU-GEARS team comprises Principal Investigator Krista Brumley, Sociology, and the following Co-Principal Investigators: Boris Baltes, Office of Faculty Affairs & Psychology; Tamara Hendrickson, Chemistry; Stine Eckert, Communication; Lars Johnson, Psychology; Sara Kacin, Office of Faculty Development and Faculty Success and Office for Teaching & Learning; Shirley Papuga, Environmental Science and Geology; Ece Yaprak, Engineering Technology. The Project Coordinator is Nicole Gerring.

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