Program Details

Western Illinois University

Updated: September 14, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

7

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

3

[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

43%

Total number of graduate students

19

Number of women graduate students

7

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

37%

Total number of post doctoral associates

0

Number of women post doctoral associates

0

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

N/A

Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

We do not have a formal policy as such, but because we are a small program and know all of our graduate students personally, we have allowed leave time on numerous occasions to our students for family and personal issues.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Yes, and yes.

Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes. Actually it is a part of WIU Women in Science Group.

Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes it is part of our WIU Physics Club.

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Information Unavailable

Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?

Information Unavailable

Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?

Information Unavailable

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

All of our graduate students are personally known by the graduate faculty, all of whom are concerned about the personal and individual success of each of our students. All of our graduate students are considered an integral part of our departmental staff and instructional effort in helping our undergraduate students. Our graduate students participate in all of our departmental colloquium and public outreach events and know our faculty on a first-name basis.

Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

physics@wiu.edu

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