Fostering Gender Equity on STEM Faculties Is Not My Job, Some Officials Say

A new paper provides a glimpse of what administrators in the sciences think about increasing gender diversity among those who teach and do research in those fields. Most of the leaders see that goal as the responsibility of someone else—often, female professors.

The paper is based on interviews with department chairs and deans in science and other STEM fields at an unnamed large, public research university. It reveals