At Iowa State University
A bright spot for women and gender equity at Iowa State University is the many organizations, committees, departments, and initiatives with missions that contribute to advancing gender equity. We're curating a list of these organizations and encourage you to explore them to find a group that's right for you. If you are part of a group that belongs on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
- Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Advisory Council
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Faculty Senate
- Equity & Inclusion Committee of the Professional & Scientific Council
- Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiatives
- ISU ADVANCE
- Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
- Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Office of Equal Opportunity
- University Child Care Committee
- University Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equity
- Women's and Gender Studies Program
- Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
Below are external resources used in writing the Status of Women report as well as trusted sources of information related to gender equity.
Organizations and Professional Groups
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) website https://www.aauw.org/ Lots of reports, data, and information about working women, including pay gap harassment, ‘motherhood penalty’, women & retirement, etc.
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP) https://www.aaup.org/about-aaup National higher education association of academic professionals. Develops standards and procedures for education and advance rights of academics re: academic freedom and shared governance. Extensive data and reports
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS) https://www.awis.org/
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) https://iwpr.org/ Very up-to-date data and reports on women and families, work, education, and child care. Focus on policy in their reports and outreach.
- Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IAWHE): (http://www.iowawhe.org/). This organization provides networking and professional development opportunities to women working in higher education.
References to Scholarly Journals
- American Council on Education (ACENET) 2016. Status of Women in Higher Education. https://www.acenet.edu/News-Room/Pages/New-Report-Looks-at-the-Status-of-Women-in-Higher-Education.aspx
- Beaudry, C. and V. Larivière. 2016. “Which Gender Gap: Factors Affecting Researchers’ Scientific Impact in Science and Medicine.” Research Policy. 45: 1790-1817.
- Bird, S., J. Litt, and Y. Wang. 2004. “Creating Status of Women Reports: Institutional Housekeeping as “Women’s Work.” NWSA Journal. 16(3): 194-206.
- Dion, M.L., J.L. Sumner, S. M. Mitchell. 2018. “Gendered Citation Pattersn across Political Science and Social Science Methodology Fields.” 26(3): 312-327.
- Hasan, S.A., M. K. Sharma, S. Khilnani, R. Luthra. 2012. “Comparative Analysis of Female and Male Research Scholars in Publishing their Research Findings in Science Citation Index Journals.” Productivity. 53(1): 40.
- Hill, P. W., M. A. Holmes, and J. McQuillan. 2014. “The new STEM faculty profile: Balancing family and dual careers” Advances in Gender Research 19(3):
- Moors, A. C., J. E. Malley, and A. J. Steward. 2014. “My Family Matters: Gender and Perceived Support for Family Commitments and Satisfaction in Academia Among Postdocs and Faculty in STEMM and Non-STEMM Fields.” Psychology of Women Quarterly 38(4).
- Myers, K. R., W. Y. Tham, Y. Yin, N. Cohodes, J. G. Thursby, M. C. Thursby, P. Schiffer, J. T. Walsh, K. R. Lakhani, and D. Wang. 2020 “Unequal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientists. Nature Human Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0921-y
- Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI.org) 2020. Status of Women in Higher Education. https://pnpi.org/women-in-higher-education
- Rafnsdottir and Heijstra (2013) “Balancing work-family life in Academia: The power of time.” Gender, Work and Organization 20(3): 283-296.
- Savigny, H. 2017. “Cultural sexism is ordinary: writing and re-writing women in academia.” Gender, Work and Organization 24(6)
- Silbert, A. and C. M. Dubé. 2021. The Power Gap Among Top Earners at America’s Elite Universities. Eros Foundation. https://www.womenspowergap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/WPG-Power-Gap-at-Elite-Universities-2021-Study-4.pdf
Other Resources for Women in Higher Education
- AAUP Faculty Salary Database
- Comprehensive list of Resources for Women in Academia from Social Science Space https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2018/04/ten-recommended-resources-for-women-in-academia/
- AcademiaNet– a site which “brings excellent women researchers into the spotlight for those wishing to find members for scientific bodies or to fill leadership positions, reporting on science, programming conferences, or looking to bring in experts for making decisions.”
- GenPORT Blog: “an open space for discussing any aspects regarding gender and science.” This post highlights “some of the most useful resources for monitoring gender inequality in science.”
- BSP Blog, the blog of the biophysics society, “Gender equality accreditation programs: a solution to gender inequality in academia?”, by Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede of the Chalmers University of Technology.
- Iowa State University Fact Book. https://www.ir.iastate.edu/factbook/current
- National Center for Educational Statistics. Includes data on sex and degree attainment over time. https://nces.ed.gov/
- PhD Life blog Belinda Smaill offers a “reflection on gendered dynamics in academia in the hopes that young scholars will not have the same blinders she had on when she began her professional career”, in Facts, Stories and Strategies: Women and Academia
- @WomenEd/#WomenEd is for aspiring and existing women leaders in all sectors of education. Their HE colleagues include Regional Leaders, bloggers, event facilitators and presenters and brilliant supporters and tweeters. Find them on Twitter and at womened.org.
- being a female in academia – Jenny Pickerill reflects on how to overcome sexism and stereotypes in higher education in this post from the Times Higher Education blog.