The Gender Equity Project, partially funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, has the mission of promoting equity and excellence in the natural and social sciences - at CUNY and in the nation as a whole.
What has the GEP accomplished?
- Sponsored talented beginning and mid-level women scientists.
- Developed and administered a survey to measure gender equity within departments.
- Developed and administered a survey to measure faculty experiences.
- Run comprehensive workshops on how to succeed in academia for junior CUNY faculty.
- Created gender tutorials.
- Educated faculty and administrators about how gender affects careers.
- Developed and ran a Grant Writing Assistance Program.
- Reviewed and changed policies and procedures that could disadvantage women.
- Measured and reported gender equity benchmarks.
- Created brochures on grant-writing and attending conferences.
- Developed a suit of materials for improving institutions and improving faculty productivity, effectiveness, and satisfaction.
What is the GEP doing now?
- Analyzing CVs and letters of recommendation of academic job candidates.
- Analyzing the determinants of awards and prizes in cognitive and development psychology, and in cognitive neuroscience.
- Increasing recognition and leadership of outstanding women scientists.
- Uncovering and correcting hidden and subtle biases.
- Educating faculty and administrators about how gender affects careers.