Patch Leaks in the Pipeline Post-Pandemic by Preparing a Resilient and Sustainable Community: Classroom to College
School of Communication and Media
Recently, we have heard a lot about improving recruiting efforts. A resilient community begins with retaining existing community members. Scholars need to look at how we communicate during assimilation as it relates to underrepresented groups. Once an organization can successfully retain diversity and establish a supportive community, we have something to recruit people to join. Women faced barriers in academia during the pandemic, and the implications on higher education, their career, and students are meaningful. There is a leaky pipeline across academia, and it is going to take a communication assessment and strategic plan to stop the opt-out culture that is influencing the sustainability of communication pedagogy voice. Buzzanell says that feminist organizational communication and pedagogy requires (re)membering, (re)considering, and (re)collecting. Recognizing that there is not a single right way is a crucial step toward creating a diverse and inclusive scholarly community. During a time when many academics are experiencing heightened anxiety about the future, women who navigated the COVID crisis as primary family caregivers continue to face unforeseen challenges that have the potential to disrupt their academic career trajectories. However, other variables influence our careers. This essay explores how resilience can be fostered and maintained in the post-pandemic academic environment by communicating support for the work–life balance for women in academia.
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