1. Determine effective practices to ensure women doctorates have access to a wide range of career opportunities, in academe and in other research settings.

  2. Determine effective practices on recruiting and retention of women scientists and engineers in faculty positions.

  3. Develop findings and provide recommendations based on these data and other information the committee gathers to guide the following groups on how to maximize the potential of women science and engineering researchers:

  1. Faculty: roles in hiring, promotion, retention, and mentoring.

  2. Deans and Department Chairs: roles in hiring and promotion and equitable provision of resources.

  3. Academic Leadership: roles in hiring, promotion, resource allocation, tracking, and setting the tone for institutional culture.

  4. Funding Organizations: roles in education and training, compensation levels, review, and tracking of grant applicant and recipient data.

  5. Government: roles in enhancing and diversifying access to education, training, and research funding, and in ensuring that data about program users are collected and available for assessment purposes.

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