In the summer of 2016, a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho noticed a dearth of female professors on campus, and set out to find how the BYU schools compared to other universities across the country in regards to female employment of professors.
This informative article came to our attention, and we wanted to figure out if females were being discriminated against, or if they were choosing family over career? And, if there are roadblocks to women in the professional world of higher education, what are they?
This article makes reference to where those numbers can be found: the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) makes data, polls and even surveys from US universities available to the general public. This service, provided online, can also produce charts, graphs and other visual representations of data based on user-specified data pools.