Nationally, more women are going to college and graduating than men. However, are they receiving the same quality of education and career opportunities? How does Union College compare to this national data?
In collaboration with Roger Woosley and Institutional Research, I plan to look at trends being examined for women who attended and graduated from Union within the past ten years. The research being done is investigating the extent to which women are having an equitable experience here at Union College. I am also interested in looking at how this data is affected by other demographic information such as race, income, and ability. After my analysis, I intend on offering suggestions as to how Union College could become more equitable for women and other marginalized groups in terms of education and eventual post-graduate opportunities.
As a woman at Union College, with different marginalized and intersecting identities, reporting valuable information on my experience networking at the NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference will complement my research. In addition, with this experience, funded by the Minerva Exploration Grant, I can present useful knowledge to the Union College community about career paths in higher education administration and student affairs.