Higher Education

NWLC Fact Sheet: The Department Of Education Puts The Teeth Back In Title IX By Revoking a Damaging 2005 Athletics Policy

On April 20, 2010, the Department of Education issued a new policy document revoking the harmful 2005 Additional Clarification that weakened schools’ obligations under Title IX to provide women and girls with equal athletic opportunities.

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Women Making Gains on Faculty at Harvard




Published: March 12, 2010



Cultivating Diversity: Women of Color as Research Scholars


What is research and what role does it play in effecting social change? What does it mean to be a professor and researcher, particularly as a woman of color? Why should women get involved in research as undergraduates and graduate students?
Our Spring Women's Research Forum will explore opportunities and challenges facing researchers when addressing social issues. Professors Billie Gastic and Charleen Brantley and graduate student Susan Choy will discuss various
ways that students can make a difference through research. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Perceived Barriers: Gender Equity in College Coaching and Administration

The third study conducted by the NCAA to measure career aspirations and perceptions of careers in intercollegiate athletics among females. It also seeks to provide NCAA policymakers, conference offices and member institutions with detailed information on the perceptions and concerns of female student-athletes, coaches, administrators and officials regarding careers for females in intercollegiate athletics.



Based on the partnering status of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty in thirteen top U.S. research universities, Dual-Career Academic Couples explores the impact of dual-career partnering on hiring, retention, professional attitudes, and work culture in the U.S. university sector. It also makes recommendations for improving the way universities work with dual-career candidates and strengthen overall communication with their faculty on hiring and retention issues.

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Thirty-Three Years of Women in S&E Faculty Positions

The relatively low proportion of women in academic science and engineering (S&E) has been the topic of numerous recent books, reports, and workshops. Data for 2006 show that women continue to constitute a much lower percentage of S&E full professors than their share of S&E doctorates awarded in that year. Even in psychology, a field heavily dominated by women, women were less than half of all full professors, even though they earned well more than half of doctorates in 2006.


Medical women in academia: the silences we keep

There are more medical women today in academia as students, residents and faculty than ever before. However, a certain silence continues to dismiss the challenges they face in balancing career demands, family life, gender biases and harassment. This same silence continues to perpetuate a culture that is inhospitable to the retention of women in academic medicine.


Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. Since 1972 HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 4300 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. Today HERS Alumnae are active on over 1200 campuses across the USA, South Africa, Botswana, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Micronesia, and Caribbean region. The campuses served include public and private institutions in all Carnegie categories. Currently, over 500 HERS alumnae now serve in senior level positions.


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Stacey Farnum, Research Associate
Ph. (303) 871-6866
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Janell Gotier-Juanda, Executive and Financial Assistant
Ph. (303) 871-6472
Email: Janell.Gotier-Juanda@du.edu

Shannon Martin-Roebuck, Director of Operations
Ph. (303) 871-3975
E-mail: shannon.martin-roebuck@du.edu

Suzanne Sable, Program and Communications Coordinator
Ph. (303) 871-6866
E-mail: Suzanne.Sable@du.edu

Elizabeth Suarez, Director
E-mail: elizabeth.suarez@du.edu

Judith S. White, President and Executive Director
Ph. (303) 871-6524
E-mail: jwhite28@du.edu

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HERS Institutes

Each of the three Institutes—HERS Bryn Mawr, HERS Denver and HERS Wellesley—deliberately seeks a diverse group of approximately 70 women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government and foundations.  The participants are sponsored by a range of institutional types from different regions of the country.  HERS Institute participants generally hold mid- to senior-level positions and bring expertise from many academic disciplines and organizational specialties.  They also represent a range of ethnic and national groups, ages and years of experience in higher education and other related fields.

HERS in Africa

The HERS South Africa Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began in 2000. Over the course of the first four years, 73 women travelled from South Africa to Wellesley College to participate in carefully tailored training opportunities and to observe administrative practice at U.S. colleges and universities. Participants were paired with women leaders at host institutions including Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Amherst College, Bridgewater State College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Curriculum focused on strategic planning, change leadership, human resource development and institutional effectiveness.


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HERS is a national leadership development program for women in higher education administration. The office sponsors professional development activities designed to improve the professional capacities and status of women in higher education. The Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration co-sponsored by HERS and Bryn Mawr College was first held in 1976. Since then over two-thousand women administrators from the United States Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Bermuda, Sweden, Wales, Iran, Singapore, and the Netherlands have attended. The HERS Management Institute at Wellesley College was first held in 1978 and there are over one-thousand alumnae. The HERS office has been located at the University of Denver since 1982 and in 2004 moved into the Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women.


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