January 16, 2001
Faculty survey still
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dec. 7 meeting of the President's Commission on the Status of Women began with the introduction of a new face.
Berky Abreu was introduced as the new representative for the Department
of Women's Studies. Abreu comes to Emory after working at Columbia University
for nine years.
Faculty concerns cochair Vicki Powers said the group is still facing
problems in obtaining data for its faculty tenure study. The proposed
study will compare the number of women faculty in each department (past
and current) of the University, who is tenured, how long they stayed in
each department and whether they've held administrative positions.
A big part of the problem is that, in many departments, no such data
exist, Powers said. "[This information] seems like something Emory
would want to have," she said.
PCSW chair Deb Floyd suggested the committee find a facilitator to help outline the project. Chair-elect Kathy Reed posed the idea of drafting the help of non-PCSW members to gather and sort data.
Other suggestions included sending a letter from President Bill Chace
endorsing the study and hiring a graduate student to help sort information.
Powers said she would present the ideas to her committee.
Allison Adams, reporting for staff concerns chair Karen Fain, told members
the committee was making a list of interview contacts for its flexible
work schedule study. She said she hopes to have most of the data compiled
Members of the student concerns committee reported a successful turnout
for the Emory Women's Alliance tea held in November. Law student Jill
Uiberall announced the cell phone collection for battered women was under
way and said an e-mail was sent to the entire student body explaining
the project. Committee chair Liz Stiles said she met with residential
life director Brit Katz and presented requests for same-sex, upper-class
Plans also are under way for the PCSW's annual spring event, Deb Floyd
said. She reminded members that Chace will be attending the February PCSW
The next meeting of the PCSW will be Feb.1 at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair Deb Floyd at email@example.com