Assessing Graduate Programs

How does your department support inclusion?

The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) has facilitated the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics that should be helpful to those interested in assessing the climate for women at various graduate schools. Department chairs (or their assignees) were asked the five questions below. All the responses are self-reported by department chairs (or their assignees), and the APS and CSWP assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information submitted.

The responses, for each institution, can be obtained by clicking on the name of the institution below. The questions are:

  1. Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
  2. Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
  3. Total number of graduate students
  4. Number of women graduate students
  5. Total number of post doctoral associates
  6. Number of women post doctoral associates
  7. Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
  8. Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
  9. Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
  10. Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
  11. What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
  12. Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
  13. Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
  14. Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in an inclusion department should choose your department.
  15. Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

If you are a department chair or a graduate program director, and would like to add (or change) your institution's contribution, please email women@aps.org for the web site address where data can be entered.

Institution Responses

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