Program Details

Western Illinois University

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?

8 male, 2 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

30 graduate students, 21 male, 9 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

no postdoctoral associates

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.

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.

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


Updated: August 05, 2015

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