This study seeks to enable comprehensive institutional self-assessment with a long-term goal of improving the recruitment and retention of female STEM faculty. All faculty can contribute through surveys, interviews, and focus groups.
Who will be asked to participate
This study is designed to assess the responses of ALL non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty who have been at Otterbein for more than one year.
How can you get involved in the near future?
We have several upcoming projects. Please consider getting involved! Email us at email@example.com to let us know you're interested.
- Part-time/adjunct faculty: *Part-time/adjunct faculty:* Complete the part-time/adjunct faculty
survey targeting the unique experiences of part-time/adjunct faculty on
campus. If you have not received a survey link, please contact us at
- First year faculty: Complete the COACHE-inspired survey that was emailed to your inbox in February.
- Book Group: The first book group (in cooperation with the CTL) will be reading Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow.
- Time Use Diary Pilot: Our first step toward understanding where all the time goes is to ask faculty members who already keep detailed calendars to share a few weeks of those calendars with us. We hope, with those calendars, to get a sense of how faculty spend their days (and evenings) – and then to use what we learn to design a more formal time-use diary study.
How will this project progress in the next two years
In addition to the COACHE survey, the ADVANCE at Otterbein team will collect multiple other measures of climate, practices, and policies, including:
- Conducting interviews with women who have left the faculty over the past 10 years
- Analyzing of STEM applicant pools and hiring decisions over the last 5 years
- Auditing current policies relevant to work/life balance
- Conducting focus groups with female STEM faculty, women who have been affected by dual-career situations, woman in adjunct STEM faculty positions
- Quantifying service obligations over the past 5 years for faculty groups on campus
- Collecting and analyzing time-use diaries for select faculty members (incentive provided for this time consuming task)
- Assessing how many women are in adjunct STEM positions and documenting their path to this position
For more detailed information on how this project will proceed, please see the timeline.