AMS Notices 2018 special issues

February 2018: Black History Month which includes
– In Honor of Black History edited by Talithia Williams
– Chelsea Walton Interview by Alexander Diaz-Lopez
– The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Diversity by Vernon R. Morris and Talitha M. Washington

March 2018: Women’s History Month which includes
Women’s History Month by Margaret A. Readdy and Christine Taylor
– Gender Differences in First Jobs for New US PhDs in the Mathematical Sciences by Marie A. Vitulli
– Writing Women in Mathematics Into Wikipedia by Marie A. Vitulli

September 2018: Hispanic Heritage Month which includes
– Hispanic Heritage Month by Ricardo Cortez
2018 Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences by Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Pamela E. Harris, Alicia Prieto Langarica, and
Gabriel Sosa
– The State of Academia in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María by Luis A. Medina
– Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer by Ricardo Cortez and Federico Ardila

November 2018: Maryam Mirzakhani: 1977–2017

In addition:
– The April 2018 issue includes Ad Honorem Claire Voisin edited by Arnaud Beauville
– The August 2018 issue includes The Mathematics of Cathleen Synge Morawetz and Rochelle Gutiérrez Interview
– The November 2018 issue includes Why Do We Need Minorities Among Our Faculty? by William Yslas Vélez
– The December 2018 issue includes Erica Flapan to Top Notices Masthead and Fostering Inclusive Communities

Journeys of Women in Mathematics (short film)

Journeys of Women in Mathematics is a short film by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics. 

Summary: A 20 mn film created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation. In the first part of the film Neela Nataraj from India, Aminatou Pecha from Cameroon and Carolina Araujo from Brazil, are featured in their home countries. The second part of the film shows the lively and diverse atmosphere of (WM)^2 and contains short interviews of six women from various Latin American countries. The first part was shown as a World Premiere at (WM)^2, the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics on July 31 2018. 

See also the IMU page for the film.

More catch-up

Bombshell Lawsuit Against Dartmouth
November 16, 2018 article from Inside Higher Ed
Summary: Federal complaint says college repeatedly ignored reports of three former professors’ “Animal House” behavior in harassing students.

Why Colleges Should Require Faculty Diversity Statements
November 15, 2018 opinion piece from Inside Higher Ed
Summary: The University of California, Los Angeles, is right to do so, argues Carmen Mitchell, and other institutions would be smart to follow suit.

The Impact of Female Chairs
November 14, 2018 article from Inside Higher Ed
Summary: What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments’ gender diversity and equity.

How a Department Took On the Next Frontier in the #MeToo Movement
November 9, 2018 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education (requires subscription or access from campus)
Summary: It’s one thing to crack down on overt harassment, but dealing with subtle sexism is a different story. One grad student pushed her professors to try.

Gender on Campus
November-December dedicated issue of Academe from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 

How gender bias influences Nobel Prizes
October 26, 2018 article from MIT Technology Review
Summary: Women receive Nobel Prizes in science significantly less often than might be predicted from their representation in those fields. But why?

Sharing Diversity Work: Notes for White Faculty
October 26, 2018 article from Inside Higher Ed
Summary: Jessica Welburn Paige outlines what faculty members who are not members of underrepresented groups can do to become more engaged in diversity and inclusion efforts.

A Stanford Study Offers Insights As To Why There Are So Few Women In STEM
September 30, 2018 Forbes

AWIS (Association for Women In Science) Research on Broadening Participation for Women in STEM
Contains multiple articles on topics like Broadening Participation and Equitable Workplaces.

We Make Tenure Decisions Unfairly. Here’s a Better Way.
March 27, 2018 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student Evaluations Can’t Be Used to Assess Professors
March 19, 2018 Slate article
Summary: Our research shows they’re biased against women. That means using them is illegal.

First post – catching up

Hello world. This post includes some old-ish links that we’ve been collecting since we got the idea to start this project. 

The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy
October 2018 feature from The Chronicle of Higher Education about “What It’s Like to Be a Woman in the Academy”
Summary: “When it comes to silencing women,” writes Mary Beard, “Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.” Academe is no exception. A recent conference at Stanford University featured 30 speakers — all of them men, all of them white. The incident sparked ridicule and outrage, as well as a sense that higher education is facing a reckoning. Over the past few months, amid mounting revelations of sexual harassment, The Chronicle Review asked presidents and adjuncts, scientists and humanists, senior scholars and junior professors to take on the theme of women and power in academe. Here are their responses.

What Factors Hold Back the Careers of Women and Faculty of Color? Columbia U. Went Looking for Answers
October 2018 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education (article currently behind paywall, accessible on campus and to subscribers)
Summary: The university has released detailed data on how salary, workload, work-life balance, and climate issues affect scholars’ experience on campus.

After colleges promised to increase it, hiring of black faculty declined
October 2018 article from The Hechinger Report about how “Data show the proportion of nonwhite faculty is far smaller than of nonwhite students.”

4 big takeaways from a huge new report on sexual harassment in science
June 2018 Vox article about how “Science needs to have its #MeToo moment.”

Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching 
A provocatively titled article from April 2018 from the Chronicle of Higher Education about bias in teaching evaluations

Teaching Eval Shake-Up 
A less provocatively titled article from May 2018 from Inside Higher Ed about bias in teaching evaluations.
Summary: Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies
A blog post from HASTAC containing numerous links to recent studies about gender bias in academe. Initially posted 26 Jan 2015 and most recently updated (as of this post) 01 May 2018.