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Strategic Collaboration (Tm): A Model For Mentoring Women Faculty In Science, Engineering, And Technology

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Women in Engineering Poster Session

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10.1139.1 - 10.1139.20



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Mara Wasburn

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Strategic Collaboration (TM): A Model for Mentoring Women Faculty in Science, Engineering, and Technology Mara H. Wasburn Purdue University


Numerous studies of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines have described greater isolation, a lack of access to information and professional opportunities, and fewer mentors than their male counterparts. Women faculty are promoted more slowly, and are far more likely to leave an institution before gaining tenure. This paper argues that Strategic Collaboration (TM), a new, formal mentoring model that relies upon regular, focused group interaction among senior and junior faculty, rather than relying upon dyadic relationships, can be particularly beneficial for women faculty. Because Strategic Collaboration removes many of the problems inherent in traditional mentoring programs while retaining their benefits, it can serve to increase the likelihood that women faculty will be successful.

Wasburn, M. (2005, June), Strategic Collaboration (Tm): A Model For Mentoring Women Faculty In Science, Engineering, And Technology Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14816

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