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Evolution of a faculty mentoring program for STEM women (Nemiro et al. 2011)

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Nemiro, J., Hacker, B., Tucker, S., Ferrel, M., Prall, D., & Dejonghe, E. (2011). Evolution of a faculty mentoring program for STEM women. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 3(3), 644-658.


  • This case study described implementation of a STEM mentoring program for female faculty at a polytechnic institution, including sucesses, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • After each of three phases of program implementation, study authors administered participant surveys to capture satisfaction and usefulness of the program. They also accessed administrative data on current employment status of female STEM faculty at the institution.
  • The surveys reflected that 80 percent of participants were satisfied with the program, finding it valuable for networking with colleagues, accessing department or college resources, and gaining advice on teaching strategies and achieving a work/life balance.
  • A preliminary look at teacher retention showed program participants staying at the college at a higher rate than female STEM faculty who did not participate in the mentoring program.

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March 2016