CWAE Track Sessions
Women in Academic Training and Professional Careers: Identifying and Analyzing Factors Impacting Success
Monday, 9:30 AM–11:00 AM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Room 602
Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) Track Session
Women appear to be impacted by different barriers and reward structures than do their male counterparts at various points in their academic training and professional careers. This track session contains a collection of three papers which analyze women at different points in their academic training and professional life. This track session will stimulate discussion and contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and barriers, and opportunities, that women face first as students, and then as faculty members and leaders in their professional careers. One paper identifies factors that impact the success of students in pursuit of their undergraduate degree, with a focus on gender differences in success. The research identifies multiple points where women fail to continue their education despite being academically able to do so! Another paper addresses a problem often faced by academic couples: finding two jobs at the same institution. This paper examines how specific types of spousal and partner accommodation policies affect a university's ability to recruit and retain highly productive candidates. This paper finds that assistant professors hired under the accommodation policy at one institution are more likely than their peers to gain tenure. And the third paper addresses rewards and challenges for female leaders, providing an overview of changes in the female leadership (styles, positions, and approaches) with respect to education, family environment, and societal expectations based on literature review and cases in our profession (academia, government, non-profit, commercial enterprise, and others). This paper concludes despite no significant difference in leadership styles, that the barriers and rewards impact men and women differently.
Organizer: Vicki A. McCracken,
Moderator: Kelly M. Cobourn, Boise State University
Academic Performance and Persistence of Undergraduate Students at a Land-Grant Institution: Women and their Male Counterparts
Vicki A. McCracken, ; Diem Nguyen, American Express; Fran Hermanson, washington state university
Effects of University Partner Accommodation Policies on Productivity
Jared L. Woolstenhulme, Washington State University; Benjamin Cowan, washington state university; Jill J. McCluskey, Washington State University; Tori Byington, washington state university
When Nonconformist Meets Conformist: Rewards and Challenges for Female Leaders
Chyi-Lyi (Kathleen) Liang, University of Vermont
To Nest in the Wind - Implementation and Impacts of Career Development for Women in Personal Growth and Balancing Life
Monday, 4:30 PM–6:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Room 611
Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) Track Session
Does gender make any differences in career development? This panel discussion will bring people together to share experiences and information related to gender and its relationship to personal growth and support with respect to career development. Led by colleagues and experts in different career paths and stages, we will explore these issues based on theories and real examples (theories, surveys, cases, and personal experiences): (1) Is gender a significant factor to influence organizational strategies associated with career development? (2) How do women perceive career decisions and personal growth differently from men? (3) How do different career development options influence women’s personal growth that might be different from men’s experiences? (4) What are some differences and discrepancies to support or discourage women in making career choices based on culture, family, religion, environment, and other situations? And how do people handle these issues? (5) What are some best practices offered by different organizations to support women and men in career development and personal growth, given their different needs? Women in general don’t have problems to be competitive in all aspects in job market. What women do struggle with more, compared to men, is to claim authority and ownership. Literature has shown little or no differences between men and women in acquiring knowledge and skills and in identifying resources. What makes women unique is in the way how women are treated in different families, cultures, countries, religions, and communities. Women deal with a set of constraints associated with physical and emotional characteristics. Other circumstantial factors impose more limitations for women to access equal opportunities in education, skill training, and employment. The goal of this panel discussion is to invite participants to share their thoughts and experiences and to identify issues and successful/innovative strategies to support both men and women in our profession.
Organizer: Chyi-Lyi (Kathleen) Liang, University of Vermont
Moderator: Kynda R. Curtis, Utah State University
Panelists: Mary Clare Ahearn, USDA-Economic Research Service; Paul Dunn, Univ of Louisiana At Monroe; Hamideh Etemadnia, Penn State University; Dawn D. Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University; Philip S. Watson, University of Idaho
Value added meat marketing around the globe: International insights on safety, health, and convenience
Tuesday, 12:30 PM–2:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 3, Room 305
Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) and Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section (FAMPS) Track Session
In highly competitive meat markets it is important to understand which attributes are especially valued by consumers. This track session will contribute to a better understanding of consumer preferences for value added meats across different countries and simultaneously address different stages of the food chain by acknowledging factors such as breeding, forage (fat content), meat cuts as well as product labeling and packaging. All papers present current empirical studies from countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy and Australia.
Organizers: Carola Grebitus, University of Bonn; Simone C. Mueller Loose, University of South Australia
Moderator: Carola Grebitus, University of Bonn
Taste versus Health: Australian Consumers’ Preferences for Marbling and Fat Content in Beef Steaks
Simone C. Mueller Loose, University of South Australia; Wendy J. Umberger, University of Adelaide
Maximizing Value of Canadian Traditionally Raised and Conventional Pork Chops: Are Genomic Markers, Meat Quality or Hog Grade Indicators of the ‘Best’ Value?
Ellen W. Goddard, Heather Bruce, and Graham Plastow, University of Alberta; Jennifer Janz, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Increasing Food Quality, Safety and Convenience and Reducing Food Waste through Innovative Meat Packaging
Judith Kreyenschmidt, Carola Grebitus, and Yvonne Ilg, University of Bonn; Jutta Roosen, Technical University of Munich; Helen H. Jensen, Iowa State University
The Perfect Cut: What do Italian Consumers want from their Everyday Beef?
Gabriele Scozzafava, University of Florence; Simone C. Mueller Loose and Armando Corsi, University of South Australia; Leonardo Cassini, University of Florence