The Gender of Innovation

02 March 2018

Reflecting on Higher Education, Gender, and Entrepreneurship in U.S. Universities.

  • Nancy Niemi

The Gender of Innovation: Higher Education, Gender, and Entrepreneurship in U.S. Universities.

11am - 12noon, Friday 9 March 2018

Room 236 Business and Law

As U.S. universities compete for students in an atmosphere that values a college degree’s return on investment, their curricula, programs, and personnel increasingly reflect this consumerist mindset. Using national data, as well as observations from her own experiences in higher education as professor, scholar, and academic administrator, visiting Erskine Fellow, Professor Nancy Niemi suggests that these innovations in college and university structures are deliberately aligned with business practices that are understood as masculine.

In this seminar hosted by the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Professor Niemi will discuss the discursive and socio-cultural markers that indicate this perspective, and what this might might mean for women and men in all aspects of the business of higher education.

Nancy S. Niemi has 30 years’ experience in education, having recently concluded a position as Professor and Chair of the Education Department at the University of New Haven. Niemi has overseen the development of new degree programs and curriculum, and has collaborated with teaching colleagues as they develop effective and innovative pedagogies. Working with new and expert teachers of all levels as they create meaningful student learning remains a central focus of her work.

Nancy has published widely about the relationships between educational excellence and professional & personal success. In particular, she is committed to fostering social equity through education. She sees her newly-created position within the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) as evidence of Yale’s commitment to the goal of being “the research university whose faculty is most committed to teaching” and looks forward to learning how she can most effectively help the Yale community reach that goal.

No RSVP is required.

For more information contact:

Irene Joseph
Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
UC Business School
Phone: +64-3-369-3888

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