Program Details

Central Michigan University

Updated: October 01, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

14

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

1

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

7%

Total number of graduate students

11

Number of women graduate students

3

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

27%

Total number of post doctoral associates

5

Number of women post doctoral associates

0

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

0%

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

A student can request a leave of absence by submitting a Leave of Absence Request form to the College of Graduate Studies. If approved, continuous registration will be waived during the approved leave period.

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

Health insurance can be purchased at an additional cost. It is not included in the stipend.

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

Information Unavailable

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

Physics graduate students do not have a separate student association, but they fully participate in the society of physics students (that includes both, undergraduate and graduate students).

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.

We are located in a small rural area which is safe and inexpensive and hosts several affordable child care facilities. Ours is a small and inclusive department where all students find a friendly and diverse atmosphere. To boost inclusion we encourage social activities that embrace all of our students (male, female, minorities) and provide a venue for graduate and undergraduate students to interact with faculty, get to know each other, and enhance their scholarly activities. Furthermore, our graduate and undergraduate students, both female and male, have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research from the very beginning.

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

Christopher Tycner, Chair of the Department of Physics
c.tycner@cmich.edu

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