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Updated: August 04, 2009
How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?
How many graduate students-- male/female?
How many post doctoral associates - male/female?
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
Not that I know of. No doubt the school's eight-year limit could be extended for this reason.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
There is a subsidized insurance program available to graduate students. It is not included in the stipend.
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
We really are one. I have not encountered any prejudice in 23 years. You didn't ask, but several of our non-tenure-track faculty in recent years have been females as well. Finally, our senior female professor (full) organizes numerous activities for women in physics at all levels.
Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?