Faculty, at least teaching faculty, are clinging to beliefs over facts with regard to learning and gender. Despite all the research, they insist males and females learn the same, have the same brains, and of course that males should be more like females.
The research side of universities is coming up with all this biological, neurological, hormonal research into the brain. The hormones are different, the neurology is different, and so each sex thinks and learns differently. But then at the very same university, on the other side of campus, where students are being taught, the faculty blindly cling to the past beliefs of Gloria Steinem and all the disproven myths.
Today I give a session, "Gender in the Online Classroom," a first ever presentation by anyone, at the big Distance Teaching and Learning conference in Madison, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Madison.