Beki Grinter

Posts Tagged ‘women faculty’

A Computer Science Plot

In academia, academic management, computer science, HCI, women on May 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

A colleague sent me this plot. It shows the percentages of women attaining Ph.D.s in various disciplines. I was viewing it on a laptop, and so I had to scroll down for a while to find Computer Science. Our numbers are not good. Actually I find them depressing.

In the College of Computing I think we’re proud of our demographics, that we have women in all ranks of the faculty. But we also believe more can be done. When I look at that graph I wonder just how, precisely, we’re going to achieve that. That’s why I find this depressing.