The Gender Issue
Not long ago, women were the focus of most gender discussions in academe. But now it's more complicated, with each sex drawing attention for different reasons. In this special report, we look beyond the data and explore gender issues among undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members on campuses across the country.
Gender in Academe
Female students outnumber males, but some fields of study remain stubbornly single sex.
Feminist philosophers aren't surprised.
Some colleges have figured out how to draw women.
A former convict's story sheds light on the “school to prison” pipeline and other misconceptions about academe's black gender gap.
Men and women participate in campus life in vastly different ways.
A sortable table showing the race, ethnicity, and gender of students at a broad range of colleges.
Women's ostensible success in higher education obscures continuing inequalities, Marc Bousquet argues.
Women outnumber men in the field, but the faculty pipeline is leaky, say Marlene Zuk and Sheila O'Rourke.
Different backgrounds make for more innovation, argues Sue V. Rosser.
Why haven't efforts to attract women been more successful? Five experts discuss.
For junior women of color on the faculty, the tension between voice and no voice is constant, writes Angela Onwuachi-Willig.
Adrien Katherine Wing reflects on a career that will soon include an unveiling of her portrait.
Thomas A. Underwood wants a portrait of America's first black poet hung in the faculty club.
Colleges can help first-generation students acquire "cultural capital," Teresa Heinz Housel writes.
Paul G. Zolbrod and his students explore a Navajo approach to composition.