RE POST OF QUESTIONNAIRE

Mary Ann Sesma msesma at zeus.bell.k12.ca.us
Wed Apr 29 12:21:08 EST 1998


***Several list members (by private e mail) have requested a "re-post" of
the rough draft  of the Questionnaire.  Happy to oblige.  However,  I would
be most pleased to receive your commentaries by Monday, May 4, 1998.  This
will give time to review all the comments, make some needed corrections,
and redistribute the final version.

***The most essential issue is that list members volunteer to contact their
universities. and get lists of the Ph.D. 's granted in the years 1987-1992.
The following universities have been nominated:
MIT, Duke, Univ of Wiscosin at Madison,  UCLA,  UCBerkeley,  Univ of
Chicago.  IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE GET BOTH GENDERS, AND AS LARGE A GROUP
WITHIN THOSE YEARS AS POSSIBLE.

***I will prepare a general letter and send to the various departments
which will be inclusive of the what, why's and where's.   Hopefully I will
elicit deparmental cooperation  for the return of data.

***Complete directions will be provided for those individuals who
volunteer.

***ROUGH DRAFT***

QUESTIONNAIRECAREER DECISIONS-A SNAPSHOT Of Ph.D.'s  in Biology From Three
Selected Universities Who Received Their Ph.D From Identified Universities
In The Years 1987 To 1992


Directions:   Copy the Questionnaire, space as needed,  answer , and return
to msesma at bell.k12.ca.us  or post to women in bio list.




I. Demographics:

A. Name:
( will remove all individual identification, and
substitute random number codes for each questionnaire for confidentiality. )

e mail address: ( to be removed before compiling data, will remain
confidential)

B. Gender:         M                                	  F


II.  Graduate Education

A. Did you go straight to grad school after college, or did you take time off?
	Straight to Grad School			Y			N
	Time Off					 Y
	N

B. . Institution that granted the Ph.D.
	Name						Date

C. What year did you begin your Ph.D.?
	Year

D.  Age at which you completed your Ph.D.

E.. What  is your specialty?

F . Post Doctoral Education?

Did you do a postdoc (s)? 	Y				N
How long?  			Number of Years _______
Did you do more than one?   Y				N


If you didn't do a postdoc, what influenced your decision?

 ***SPACE FOR COMMENT***




 IV.  Where Are You Now And How Did You Get There:     Making Career
Decisions- How and Why People Make The Career Decisions---Why is Academe
Suffering

A.  Your Current Career:
	Job Title 				Institution

B. Within your current job, choose one of the following categories that
best describes your primary effort, and  if you care to, describe further.

1) teaching				Y			N
        -university (undergrad/grad)
        -college  (undergrad only)
        -community college
        -secondary
        -other
  2) research (academic)
        -university (undergrad/grad)
        -college  (undergrad only)
        -research institute/nonprofit
        -medical/graduate school (grad only)
        -other
  3) research (industry)
        -biotech
        -pharma
        -other
  4) management (industry)
        -biotech
        -pharma
        -other
  5) other
        -self-employed
        -consultant
        -other

***SPACE FOR COMMENT***

C.  Is this the job you expected to have when you were a grad student?
	Y						N


D.    Would you recommend it to students?
	Y					           N

 Why or why not?(If you chose to answer)
***SPACE FOR COMMENT***

E.  Why did you select the career choice identified above?
 (If you chose to answer)
***SPACE FOR COMMENT***


F.  Do you think you are fairly paid ?
	Y					N

G:  Do you think that you are fairly evaluated in your current
position?
	Y					N

G.   What is your "dream job" and how close have you come to it?

***SPACE FOR COMMENT***



D. Have you ever considered an alternative career ?
	Y					N

G.  What do you perceive in your professional future
5 yrs			10 yrs			20 yrs
***SPACE FOR COMMENT***


 H.   What would you have done differently in making  your choices?
***SPACE FOR COMMENT***



I.  Please comment, if you like, about opportunities in science careers
***SPACE FOR COMMENT***




K. Do you believe that there should be changes in
our policy of training PhD's and postdocs?  Why and what?
*** SPACE FOR COMMENT***



THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.



Mary Ann Sesma                          e mail
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phone; (213)261-5860
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