Women's Ways of Collaboration: A Case Study in Proposal Development

TitleWomen's Ways of Collaboration: A Case Study in Proposal Development
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
Volume39
Issue1
Pagination48-57
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsFaculty , Female , grant , management , POSTSECONDARY , PROPOSAL , United , Universities , Women
AbstractResearch has shown that women may perform actions such as leading, communicating, or working on a team differently than men perform them. For example, female leaders may have a more inclusive rather than authoritarian style. The American university is an institution designed by men for men. Women are increasingly represented as students and faculty in higher education, but are they able to succeed in this structure? Meyerson and Ely (2003) have provided an approach that could change the "masculine" structure. An examination of the work conducted by a group at Idaho State University as they developed a proposal for funds from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant program reveals examples of the theories of women's ways of working, Meyerson and Ely's approach, and how this model could be incorporated into the work conducted by research administrators. This case study examined how this group (six women and one man) worked together, comparing the work to current theories on women's communication and leadership. This knowledge is valuable for research administrators as they work to assist faculty with development of proposals for external funds, work that many faculty are finding is now a requirement of their career in academia.
NotesAccession Number: 43605069; Easterly, Debra 1; Email Address: eastdebb@isu.edu; Affiliations: 1: Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Avenue, MS 8130, Pocatello, ID; Issue Info: 2008, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p48; Thesaurus Term: PROPOSAL writing for grants; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Thesaurus Term: MANAGEMENT science; Subject Term: WOMEN -- Education (Higher); Subject Term: POSTSECONDARY education; Subject: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: faculty development; Author-Supplied Keyword: female faculty; Author-Supplied Keyword: Grant proposal writing; Author-Supplied Keyword: women in higher education; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611210 Junior Colleges; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611513 Apprenticeship Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611511 Cosmetology and Barber Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611410 Business and Secretarial Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 813211 Grantmaking Foundations; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Case Study
Abbreviated Case NameJournal of Research Administration

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