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An Analysis of Female STEM Faculty at Public Two-Year Institutions

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Female Faculty, Learning, NSF, and ABET Issues at Two-Year Colleges

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Two Year College Division

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

22.161.1 - 22.161.10

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https://peer.asee.org/17442

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18

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David A. Koonce Ohio University

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Valerie Martin Conley Ohio University

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Valerie Martin Conley is director of the Center for Higher Education, associate professor, and coordinator of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Ohio University. She is the PI for the NSF funded research project: Academic Career Success in Science and Engineering-Related Fields for Female Faculty at Public Two-Year Institutions.

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Dyah A. Hening Ohio University

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Cynthia D. Anderson Ohio University

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Cynthia Anderson is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Ohio University. In addition to research on community college faculty, Dr. Anderson has published research on inequality, labor markets, rural communities, and gender.

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Abstract

An Analysis of Female STEM Faculty at Public Two-Year InstitutionsAbstractCompared to four-year institutions, limited research exists on the careers of female facultyteaching STEM at public two-year institutions. Unfortunately, the mission and structure of two-year schools differs greatly from their well-studied counterparts. Thus the explanatory power ofSTEM career success and advancement outcomes of female faculty in the four-year sectorcannot explain how female faculties succeed at public, two-year schools. For example, femaleSTEM faculty hold near parity in the percent achieving the ranks of professor or associateprofessor at public two-year schools, while they are half as likely to rise to those levels at four-year schools.This paper presents a quantitative analysis on career success and employment outcomes inSTEM fields using data from National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF), with focus onthe most recent survey in 2003-4. The analysis will cover the hypotheses of the effect of genderon salary, rank, part-time status, highest degree and field of teaching for faculty in two-yearinstitution compare to four-year institution.Prediction models are built on statistical analysis tools provided by the National Center ofEducation Statistics (NCES); DAS and Powerstats. The factors associated with advancement andemployment outcomes are investigated and outcomes are presented. Due differences in STEMdefinition, this paper will also present a clear definition of STEM, using CIP and NSOPF codes.

Koonce, D. A., & Conley, V. M., & Hening, D. A., & Anderson, C. D. (2011, June), An Analysis of Female STEM Faculty at Public Two-Year Institutions Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17442

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