November 12, 2001
PCSW continues working on projects
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Presidents Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW)
convened Nov. 1 for the groups monthly meeting.
Vicki Powers of the faculty concerns committee updated members on its
study of women faculty members and tenure. PCSW members and representatives
from the Office of Institutional Planning and Research are editing the
first draft of data for the study. Three members are experts in quantitative
research and will be able to suggest other ways to examine the data, Powers
Amy Wheeler of the staff concerns committee said she had a successful
lunch meeting with Alice Miller and Pat Douglass of Human Resources, and
Miller will meet with the committee at its December meeting.
From the student concerns committee, Melaine Styer said the committee
has been working on creating an all-female housing option for transfer
and upper-class students. After talking with PCSW member Lisa DeMik, from
Residence Life, Styer said the existing all-female option at Thomas Hall
will be advertised more heavily to students for the 200203 school
A proposal for having a monthly womens health day instead of the
groups womens health week was mentioned by student Monique
Nugent. The committee also discussed the hiring of a sexual assault prevention
coordinator, and Janice Latoza of University Health Services offered some
advice on the matter.
Chair Deb Floyd reminded members that nominations are being accepted
for the chair-elect and two member-at-large positions.
The PCSW holds its meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30
p.m. in 400 Administration. Its next meeting will be Dec. 6.
If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair Deb Floyd at email@example.com