Monday, November 14, 2011

AASWOMEN for November 11, 2011

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of November 11, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. Gender Differences in Self-Promotion

2. Sexual Harassment Issue, OCUFA Magazine "Academic Matters"

3. Advice for writing recommendation letters for women candidates

4. Dramatized Examples of Bias: Do They Help?

5. March APS 2012 Professional Skills Development Workshops

6. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. Access to Past Issues of the AASWOMEN Newsletter


1. Gender Differences in Self-Promotion
From: Meg Urry [meg.urry_at_yale.edu]

An interesting article:

http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2011/11/cover-men.aspx

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2. Sexual Harassment Issue, OCUFA Magazine "Academic Matters"
From: Kristine Spekkens [Kristine.Spekkens_at_rmc.ca]

I thought that your readers might be interested in the recent edition of OCUFA's (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) "Academic Matters" Magazine, which is devoted largely to sexual harassment policy. The bulk of the articles therein discuss whether current sexual harassment policies have gone too far, and many of the articles suggest that they do. I do not agree with many of the points of view expressed by the authors, but they do provide a different take on the issues surrounding faculty and policy makers.

The article is available at: http://www.academicmatters.ca/2011/10/hot-for-teacher-rethinking-education’s-sexual-harassment-policies

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3. Advice for writing recommendation letters for women candidates
From: Perna Rosalba [rosalba_at_jilau1.colorado.edu]

During this important period of letter writing, the research presented in this article should be kept in mind:

http://www.physorg.com/print208513780.html

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4. Dramatized examples of bias: do they help?
From: Ed Bertschinger at womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

In his blog post of Nov. 10, Ed Bertschinger discusses the use of short 'plays' put on by trained groups to highlight examples of implicit bias in the workplace. He is looking for input on whether others have seen such presentations, and in which circumstances. He asks "Have any readers seen them in astronomy departments or conferences where more than the equity advocates attended? How was that arranged?"

See the discussion at http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

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5. March APS 2012 Professional Skills Development Workshops
From: WIPHYS, November 4, 2011

The American Physical Society, with support from NSF, will host two Professional Skills Development Workshops in 2012 for female physicists. Postdoctoral associates and senior-level faculty and scientists are invited to apply for the February 26, 2012 workshop in Boston, MA. Postdoctoral associates and early-career faculty and scientists are invited to apply for the March 30, 2012 workshop in Atlanta, GA. Senior graduate students are also welcome to apply.

Applicants affiliated with a US institution/facility are eligible for travel and lodging funding consideration. Those needing funding assistance are encouraged to apply early. The deadline for the Boston Workshop is November 18, 2011. The deadline for the Atlanta Workshop is December 18, 2011. A link to the online application can be found at http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/skills

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8. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

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http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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