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Honors Students to Present Theses

Our Honors students have been working hard all semester and are ready to present their theses! The campus community is invited to attend Honors Thesis Defense Week, December 6-10! Click through for the schedule.

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Submitted by: Janet McNally, associate professor, English; director, All-College Honors Program

Hartman Wins Outstanding Paper in Emerald Literati Awards

Kudos to Rosanne Hartman, PhD, professor of communication, who received the 2021 Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper. Hartman was recognized for her article “Women in the Workforce: The effect of gender on occupational self-efficacy, work engagement and career aspirations,” which was published in the journal Gender in Management.

According to Hartman’s research, while women perform as well as their male counterparts at work they are drastically underrepresented in the on-boarding process to senior leadership. To shed some light on this disparity, Hartman and Emily G. Barber MS ’19, director of contract staffing at StraussGroup Executive Search Consultants, examined the potential differences of occupational self-efficacy, work engagement and career aspirations between women and men.  The study originated from Barber’s capstone research paper.

Results showed that occupational self-efficacy has a positive effect on career aspirations of women in the workplace. Further, there was no statistically significant difference between occupational self-efficacy and work engagement between men and women. However, the research found men to have statistically, significantly higher career aspirations than women.

Individuals who are high in occupational self-efficacy may set their own path in advancing within their career. However, individuals who are low or moderate in occupational self-efficacy may require further encouragement and development using additional resources as a catalyst for advancement guidance.

Much more on Hartman’s and Barber’s findings can be read here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Sign Up for Faculty Development Week!

The “Week” is longer than a Week! The Academic Affairs office is organizing the 2022 Winter Faculty Development Week, taking place on campus in January, prior to the start of the spring semester. This will be a fantastic set of opportunities in faculty and staff development. We also added more sessions! Click here for more information on events, panels, workshops, and sessions! Click here to access the sign-up sheet!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI