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  • 1. Women Engineering Deans in the U.S.:A New Model for Academic LeadershipPeggy Layne, P.E.Virginia Tech
  • 2. Context % of U.S. Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women• In 2010, 18.1% of bachelor‟s degrees in engineering went to women, down from 21.2% in 1999.• Women are currently Women as % of US Engineering Faculty 13.2% of engineering faculty, and 8.1% of Percent 20 10 full professors. 0 2
  • 3. Context, continued• 75 women have served as dean (ASEE)• 11 interim, 12 at very small programs• 6 at bachelor‟s institutions, 28 at master‟s institutions, 34 at universities with high/very research (4 Ivy League)• 7 of 50 largest engineering schools• Of former deans, half moved to higher positions (provost, VP, president) 3
  • 4. Methods• 21 deans contacted for magazine profiles over the past 10 years• All were asked to respond to the same set of 11 questions by phone or email• Responses compiled and reviewed to identify themes, similarities/differences 4
  • 5. Limitations 5
  • 6. Many paths 6
  • 7. Preparation for Leadership• “Being chair helped prepare me for the dean position.”• “Experience as a department chair is so valuable. […] I would not want to be dean without that experience.” 7
  • 8. Preparation for Leadership• “…professional societies have been a key resource for networking and professional development.”• “…becoming director of that grant led to connections across universities and got me started thinking broader.”• “…really broadening horizons, increasing my network in a different way…” 8
  • 9. Work and Family“I decided that there is more to life thanwork.”“Certainly there have been times when ithas been difficult to balance my careerand family life.”“I was committee to building a successfulcareer AND having a rich, fulfillingpersonal life.” 9
  • 10. Work and Family“My own personal experience has causedme to take this very seriously. […] Wehave implemented liberal family leavepolicies within the College of Engineering,modified teaching schedules, and weroutinely offer faculty the choice to extendtheir tenure clock for the birth or adoptionof a child.” 10
  • 11. Accomplishments“…preparing students to thrive in a globaleconomy […] working with colleges ofbusiness and humanities on developing aglobal perspective”“…ability to work collaboratively anddevelop interdisciplinary projects…”“…interdisciplinary and multi-culturalresearch and education…” 11
  • 12. Accomplishments“I have worked very hard to make theCollege „people-centered‟. Colleges ofengineering often focus on equipment,labs and buildings. These things are allvery important, but the most importantpart of a college is the people.” 12
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