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Access to Success: A New Mentoring Model for Women in Academia

Access to Success: A New Mentoring Model for Women in Academia

Poster Session from "Weaving Patterns of Practice," 2008 POD Network/NCSPOD Conference. Research has shown the importance, particularly for women, of receiving mentoring in the academic profession (Castor, Caldwell, &Salazar, 2005). Those women who do remain in the academy through the tenure and promotion process may have difficulty finding mentors oriole models in academic leadership positions (Kaplan, 1995; Cawyer, Simonds, & Davis, 2002). With the dwindling number of women remaining in the profession, and fewer achieving high level positions of leadership, this lack of women leaders in academia influences the policies, procedures, and expectations set by institutions (Cullen &Luna, 1993). This poster session addresses ways to support women faculty in defining and pursuing leadership... Show More
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