Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012800505X
  • ISBN-13: 9780128005057
  • DDC: 500.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking. Equitable Solutions for Retaining a  Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Surveying the Landscape.
2: Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices.
3: Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide.
4: Award-Winning Solutions.
5: Addressing Work/Life Issues.
6: Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making.
7: Child Care and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts.
8: Promoting Family-Friendly Policies.
9: Advancing Comprehensive Solutions.
10: Mentoring and Networking.
11: Implicit Bias and the Workplace.
12: Government Policy Implications for Addressing Family-Related Issues.
13: Roster of Participants and Meeting Agenda for “Rethinking the Future of the STEM Workplace: Convening of Global Experts on Work/Life Family Issues”.
14: Overview of Elsevier Foundation New Scholar Project Awards by Year.
15: Researcher Insights Survey Questions for Data Collection.