NACUA Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

The Department of Education’s proposed rule on Title IX sexual assault was published in the Federal Register Nov. 29, marking the official start of the 60-day comment period. NACUA will present a webinar this Thursday, Dec. 13, to discuss the major features of the draft rule and take questions from participate about its potential impact.

Women’s Colleges Hold the Key to Our Future

Women’s colleges have been grabbing headlines in a year dominated by the politics of #metoo and the 2018 midterms, which saw more than 100 women elected to the House. But along with gender equity, these institutions must also prioritize diversity, John Marx and Elizabeth Hillman write.

Female Department Chairs Help Narrow Gender Gaps for Faculty and Students

A new working paper by Princeton University’s Andrew Langan provides evidence on the effects of female department chairs on workforce composition, gender pay gap, and academic department promotion.

CUPA-HR Releases 2018 Student Affairs Report

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources recently released their annual research brief that takes a close look at the profile of student affairs professionals and the challenges they face in their high touch roles on campus.

More Women Peers Helps Women Succeed in STEM, NBER Finds

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that women enrolled in STEM doctoral programs are more likely to persist and to graduate on time when women comprise a greater share of their student peers.

Columbia University Faculty Equity Study Provides Trends and Recommendations

The Policy and Planning Committee of Columbia University released an equity study on university-wide and core division trends for faculty of color and women faculty based on online surveys, in-person interviews, and department- and university-level data.

College and University Presidents Paving the Way to a Successful Women’s Network

Presidential sponsors are vital to the long-term strategy and success of the ACE Women’s Network, which is composed of state networks that work on a local level to support women in higher education. Nicole Stokes DuPass of Holy Family University writes about how these sponsors helped revitalize the Women’s Network in Pennsylvania.

National Academies Report Offers Recommendations for Combating Sexual Harassment in Science

A report by The National Academies Press titled Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explores the direct impacts of sexual harassment in work and learning spaces and offers several recommendations to effect change.

ACE at 100: Advocating for Women in Higher Education

Throughout its history, ACE has worked to support the inclusion of women in all aspects of higher education. From advocating women’s right to work in the 1920s to creating a pipeline to higher education leadership positions in recent years, ACE has spearheaded a number of initiatives focused on women and their success.

Advisor, Teacher, Role Model: The Importance of Mentors in Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Although women higher education leaders continue to be underrepresented at institutions across the country, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in the field—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow. Ann Marie Klotz and Teri Bump, Kara Gravley-Stack, and Thomas L. Keon discuss the vital importance of mentors in advancing through the ranks.

Revitalizing an ACE Women’s Network

Lisa Guion Jones, chair of the ACE Women’s Network of Florida, outlines the structure and strategies she used to revitalize her state’s Women’s Network—and the pitfalls she worked to avoid.

ACE2018: Women’s Leadership Dinner Keynote—Students Have the Solutions

In her keynote address to the Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE2018, Dickinson College (PA) President Margee Ensign brought her audience first to Nigeria. While president of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), which was purposefully founded in one of the poorest places in the world, Ensign encountered food insecurity, corruption, and the terrorist group Boko Haram.