Women of Color Scientists

Workplace Experiences for Women of Color Scientists

We are recruiting research participants who are women of color science faculty at the University of Illinois. We are conducting a pilot study examining workplaces experiences of women of color STEM faculty, and would like to hear your experiences.

Eligible participants are 1) University faculty (either tenure-track or non-TT) 2) identify as women of color, and 3) are within the social, natural, or physical sciences, including engineering. We consider participants ‘women of color’ if they identify as a woman, and as non-white. If you meet this criteria, we hope you'll join our study.

Focus groups will be 90 minutes long. To ensure your privacy, each focus group will include participants at similar academic rank, and will not include multiple members of the same department. All participants will be entered into a lotter to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.

Focus groups will be scheduled during the Spring 2017 semester. Focus groups for assistant professors and non-tenure-track faculty are being scheduled for February and March, and associate and full professors will be scheduled in March and April. Additional focus groups may be conducted through the semester as necessary.

This research is approved by the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board (protocol #12706). If you have any questions or would like to read over our consent form, please contact us!

If you fulfill our participant criteria and are interested in participating, please email Dr. Michelle Rodrigues at mrodrigs@illinois.edu.

Thank you very much for your time! We hope this project provides valuable information to improve recruitment and retention of women of color at Illinois.

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