Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions (FOR 797, Section 2)
Class meets Tuesdays, 4:00 5:00, room 327 Marshall
|Robin Hoffman||Ruth Yanai|
|404 Marshall||356 Illick|
Welcome to the Women in Science and Environmental Professions seminar. This is a 1-credit college-wide seminar, which means that the class is geared towards a diversity of students from various departments at ESF. The main goal of the course is to provide an open forum for female and male faculty and students to interact and discuss gender issues pertaining to science. The course consists of one hour of lecture or discussion per week, with opportunities to interact with female professionals outside of class.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
- Articulate the issues and obstacles facing female professionals.
- Discuss career strategies for professional development.
- Demonstrate professional presentation skills.
The schedule consists of five 3-week cycles. The first week of a cycle will consist of general discussions of a topic pertaining to women in science and environmental professions. The class as a whole will discuss several readings on a given topic. Students will be expected to (1) briefly summarize an assigned reading and its major points to the class, and (2) formulate 2 questions from each of the readings for class discussion.
The second week will introduce the class to a visiting scholar's field of work. This is necessary because the seminar's participants come from a variety of backgrounds; everyone will benefit by knowing more about a speaker before she arrives at ESF. The second week's discussion will consist of an overview of the speaker's general topic area, led by members of the class, including specific examples of her work. This session affords an opportunity for students to practice and critique their presentation skills. The third week of the cycle will consist of a seminar from a visiting scholar, which will include plenty of opportunities to interact with that person in a mentoring atmosphere.
Each student is expected to select reading materials, participate in class discussions, and lead or co-lead a discussion on a given speakers work. We have recruited some of the most well respected female professionals in different fields to visit ESF. We expect that students will seize the opportunity to interact extensively with the speakers during their visits, and to help make their visits to ESF memorable and productive.
|Jan 18:||Course introductions and discussion: Career choices of women, academic choices of women at ESF.|
|Jan 25:||Introduction and discussion of Kristina Hill's work.|
|Feb. 1||Speaker: Kristina Hill
"Fuzzy Sets and Categorical Ambiguity"
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
|Feb. 8||Campus climate.|
|Feb. 15||Discussion: Learning
styles and perceptions of men and women.
Readings to be announced.
|Feb. 22||Introduction and discussion of Jeannine Siembida's work.|
|Feb. 29||Speaker: Jeannine Siembida,Supervisor of Tecnical Services, Champion International "From Bark to Boxes".|
|Mar. 7||Discussion: Productivity differences.|
|Mar. 14||SPRING BREAK|
|Mar. 21||Introduction and discussion of Sandra Brown's work.|
|Mar. 28||Speaker: Dr. Sandra
Brown, Winrock International, Corvallis, OR
"Kyoto, forests, and Climate Change" (Co-sponsored with the Faculty of Foresty as the Annual Farnsworth Lecture).
|Apr. 4||Discussion: Mentoring.|
|Apr. 11||Campus Climate at ESF|
|Apr. 18||Speaker: Suzanne LaLonde, Director of Recycling and Waste Reduction, OCRRA, "Recycling 101"|
|Apr. 25||Campus Climate blueprint.|
|May. 2||Campus Climate blueprint (continued) and course evaluations.|