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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.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
The university pays 70% of the premiums for graduate students health benefits for all graduate students on teaching or research assistantship appointments.
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
It is our goal to recruit and retain students from all backgrounds, and to provide a positive and supportive environment with good communication between faculty and students. We admit only those students who we are confident from experience can succeed in our program. We make every effort to see that all students succeed in their career goals. We offer programs designed to motivate and ensure a sense of community in our department. These include a flexible graduate curriculum with many course and program options, attention to students, sensitivity to the need for role models and a critical mass of underrepresented groups, clear advising, as well as picnics, coffees, FACs, and other social events designed to create a good work environment for everyone. Eight of our 53 tenure-track faculty are women, three full professors, two associate professors, and three assistant professors. Three of our fifteen research faculty members are women. Thirty-nine of our 225b graduate students are women, including 10 of our 32 first-year students. The women faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are fully integrated and influential in the department. The department has not only been successful internally, but has been a campus leader to address issues important to women faculty and students. At present, 100% of our Ph.D. students are supported by teaching and research assistantships.
Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?
Updated: August 03, 2012