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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce

  • ID: 2690419
  • Book
  • February 2014
  • 224 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

  • Distills and leverages best practices and internationally transportable policies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction
  • Serves as an action plan to help STEM employers, policy makers and academic institutions identify and create systemic change
  • Includes case studies and practical tools sections to highlight effective integration strategies
  • Addresses a variety of work/life challenges, including supporting travel for dual-career couples, making strategic choices around work/life issues, and overcoming implicit bias 

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PART 1: Surveying the Landscape I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices II.  Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide

PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions III. Addressing Work/Life Issues IV.  Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies

PART 3:  Advancing Comprehensive Solutions VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues

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Dean, Donna J.
Koster, Janet B.
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