October 23, 2000
PCSW reviews 2000-01 goals
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld email@example.com
Members of the President's Council on the Status of Women are wasting
no time in setting their goals for the school year, as witnessed during
the group's Oct. 5 meeting. The majority of the meeting was devoted to
various projects on which the three council subcommittees will focus.
Vicki Powers and Molly O'Brien said the faculty concerns committee will
conduct a two-year study examining tenure issues facing women faculty.
Though currently in its initial stages of piecing the study together,
the study will be similar to the PCSW's "Invisible Barriers"
study completed in 1999.
Allison Adams said the staff concerns committee is reviewing existing
models of flexible work schedules and identifying places where such schedules
are and aren't permitted. Adams said Janice Latoza helped prepare a mission
statement for a staff mentoring program, and current goals of the program
include orienating new staff, setting up one-on-one mentoring and hosting
information available to campus groups, stepping up its mentoring program
efforts and focusing on how co-ed dormitories are affecting diversity
among undergraduate students. Stiles said the committee hopes to host
a roundtable discussion for faculty to help them recognize signs of eating
disorders among students.
Another project Stiles mentioned is a cellular phone collection through
which phones would be distributed to a battered women's help group. Phones
would be refurbished and given to abused women, who could use them to
call 911 in emergencies for free.
In other business, members approved a measure to write a letter of welcome
to incoming Campus Life Vice President John Ford.
The commission will meet again Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair Deb Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org