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Faculty Session: Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women's Experiences - February 28th (February 28, 2019)
Feb
28
2019
Faculty Session: Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women's Experiences - February 28th (February 28, 2019)
February 28, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM | Benedum Hall 102

Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women's Experiences:

This workshop is intended for female audience. To register for men-only format session Men Allies for Gender Equity scheduled for February 28th at 10:00 am please visit this page. 

This session explores the impact of gender on women’s experiences of campus climate. Through small group activities, a review of the existing research, and large group discussions this session will seek to shift the dialogue from individual problems and solutions to seeking to acknowledge and identify institutional challenges and solutions.

Purpose: To increase women’s awareness of the existing literature on gender in higher education as well as to create a dialogue about the institutional changes needed to facilitate greater gender equity.

Learning Goals: Workshop participants will:

  • understand the context of gender inequity in academia, through reviewing the literature on women faculty’s experiences in higher education
  • be able to identify a number of different institutional solutions that could be enacted to create greater gender equity on their university campuses

 The Speaker:

Christi McGeorge:

Dr. Christi McGeorge is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Dr. McGeorge earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy. She is a mixed methodologist who is trained in both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.

Dr. McGeorge’s research has focused on the influence of heterosexism and homophobia on clinical practice and training, gender equity in therapy, gender equity in higher education, feminist theories, and societal perceptions of single parents. Dr. McGeorge has authored over 35 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Additionally, she (along with her colleagues) has received well over one million dollars in grant funding from the National Science Foundation and Non-Profit Foundations to support their research and advocacy efforts.

Dr. McGeorge also has extensive experience in program evaluation. For example, she was the internal evaluator for the NSF ADVANCE grant at NDSU and the evaluator for an NSF PLAN-D grant focused on testing the effectiveness of a male advocate and ally program to positively impact university climates for women faculty. Additionally, Dr. McGeorge has presented nationally to groups of women faculty about the impact of gender on women’s experiences of campus climate.

Dr. McGeorge has been the recipient of a number of awards including the National Council on Family Relations Kathleen Briggs Outstanding Mentor Award, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2012 Training Award, and the University of Arizona School of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Achievement Award. She has also been selected to give a number of invited lectures including the 2016 Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at Kansas State University. 

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