Accession Number:

ADA605659

Title:

Implementation of a Mentoring Program for Junior Women in Physical Oceanography

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DIV OF EARTH AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. This proposed work, through its focus on the retention of women in the field of physical oceanography, will allow further capitalization on the investment the funding agencies and the universities have made on the education of women students. Essentially, this work seeks to stem the loss of intellectual capital from the physical oceanographic field. OBJECTIVES. The primary objective of this proposed work is to implement a mentoring program that meets these goals 1 The program should provide continuity of mentoring from a young woman s graduate career, through her postdoctoral years to the early years of her permanent job. 2 The program should establish a collective rather than an individual responsibility within the physical oceanography community for the mentoring of junior women. 3 The program should provide a variety of mentoring resources and mentors for a range of issues. 4 The program should cast a wide net to avoid exclusiveness. 5 Involvement in this mentoring program should be open to those who self-identify as a physical oceanographer. Each of these goals is intended to make mentoring opportunities universally available and of higher quality by expanding the reach of mentoring opportunities beyond individual home institutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE