The Committee on the Status of Faculty Women (CSFW) was established in 2005 in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the recommendation of the General Committee due to a perceived need for a committee dedicated to the concerns and welfare of women faculty. The charge of the Committee is to evaluate issues of importance to faculty women, provide advice to various parties as to courses of action, and propose initiatives that foster career development for women faculty. Since its inception, the Committee has lived up to its charge; the dedicated and enthusiastic members (both women and men) have served as a sounding board for women faculty, have been responsible for several initiatives that have assisted all faculty, and have advanced causes of importance to women in the College. These efforts have been facilitated by collaboration with CU-ADVANCE, a valuable University resource for the Committee. A few of the CSFW’s achievements are listed below:
Profiles of Women in the College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Judith Appleton named Vice Provost at Cornell (2013)
Dr. Elizabeth Berliner receives Diane Smith service award (2013)
Dr. Sharon Center named James Law Professor (2013)
Dr. Susan Fubini receives University of Georgia Distinguished Alumna Award(2013)
Dr. Lauren Schnabel, grad student in Dr. Lisa Fortier's lab, wins award (2013)
Chancellor's Awards for Excellence (2013)
Dr. Janet Scarlett for Faculty Service
Susanne Whitaker for Librarianship
Lynne Vrooman for Professional Service
See Office of Faculty Development and Diversity website
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Women Seriously Underrepresented in Academic Publishing
Goldilocks syndrome: how women leaders have to walk a fine line to achieve credibility
Women in science: Women's work A special section of Nature finds that there is still much to do to achieve gender equality in science
"Why women are paid less" Interview with Francine Blau, professor of labor economics, Cornell University. As raised in one of the presidential debates, women are still paid less than men. Read this article for Dr. Blau's perspective on potential reasons for this.
Science faculty's subtle gender bias favors male students
This study from Princeton University showed that science faculty (regardless of gender) rating students applying for a laboratory supervisor position ranked male applicants more highly and offered male applicants a higher starting salary and more mentoring than female counterparts.
American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling
Article about Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.
Slaughter (2012): Why Women Still Can Have it All (theatlantic.com) Sobering article regarding the difficulties of women juggling work-life balance and the compromises or choices they have to make. (article available through CU library or Internal Resources)
More and archived news items here