The potential of women's programs to generate institutional change

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dc.contributor.author Devos, A. M en_US
dc.contributor.author McLean, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Hara, P. en_US
dc.contributor.editor Carol Bond & Philippa Bright en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:48:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T02:48:20Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2003001945 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Devos, A., McLean, J., and O'Hara, P. 2003 'The potential of women's programs to generate institutional change', 2003 Annual International Conference of the Higher Educational Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2003), HERDSA, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 143-151. en_US
dc.identifier.issn en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2295
dc.description.abstract In this paper we consider the role of women-only professional development programmes, in the context of the evaluation of the first two years of a women’s research development program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. WomenResearch 21 (WR21) is a professional development programme designed to enable and encourage women academics at the start of their research careers. Each cycle of the programme runs for twelve months and includes seminars, informal support and networking, a research project, and the opportunity to work with a research adviser. Over forty women from across all faculties of the university participated in the programme in the first two years. The programme also aimed to foster an increased understanding within the university of the issues confronting women researchers. To what extent have we been successful in achieving the programme’s aims? Participant evaluations of the first two years indicate the programme has been very successful in supporting the development of most participants. Our success in regard to the second aim of contributing to institutional change is less clear. The paper concludes with a discussion of the issues involved in shifting the focus of the programme from individual professional development to using it as a vehicle for cultural change. en_US
dc.publisher HERDSA en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2003/PDF/HERDSA58.pdf en_US
dc.subject Gender equity. en
dc.subject Women academics. en
dc.subject Professional development. en
dc.title The potential of women's programs to generate institutional change en_US
dc.parent Learning for an Unknown Future en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 143 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 151 en_US
dc.cauo.name Changing Practices en_US
dc.conference 2003 Annual International Conference of the Higher Educational Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2003) en_US
dc.conference.location Christchurch, New Zealand en_US


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