New and familiar faces will be a part of next years Presidents
Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) roster, as a slate of 29
members for 200203 was approved at the groups April
4 meeting in 400 Administration.
The membership includes full members and alternates, who will be
notified before the next PCSW meeting in May. The proposed membership
still has to be approved by President Bill Chace, said chair Deb
Floyd. Applicants who werent chosen as members or alternates
will be invited to join PCSW subcommittees.
In other business, Vicki Powers of the faculty concerns committee
said the yearlong study of female faculty is in its final stages.
Daniel Teodorescu of Institutional Planning and Research has been
gathering data for the project and will meet with Claudia Adkison
from the School of Medicine later this month to discuss that schools
data. Teodorescu said he would have a preliminary report by May.
Amy Wheeler of the staff concerns committee said the alternative
work arrangements website will be up by the end of April. The site,
which is maintained by Human Resources, will include information
about telecommuting, condensed schedules and other alternative work
arrangements. The committee had money left over from its budget
and used the funds to buy 23 tickets to the PCSWs Spring Event.
Tickets will be given to its members and others interested in attending
Elaine Gossett updated members on Mentor Emorys pilot program,
which is planned to launch in July. Mentor Emory is a voluntary
program for all female staff interested in career enhancement. Gossett
said the goal is to match up five pairs for the pilot, and if all
goes according to plan, the program will debut Universitywide in
January 2003. Applicants for both the mentor and mentee positions
are being solicited. For more information, contact Gossett at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Marsha Hendricks at email@example.com.
On a similar note, the student concerns committee said the Emory
Womens Alliance is working on its mentoring program, which
pairs rising juniors with freshman students. Lisa DeMik of University
Housing said she has access to all incoming freshmen and would help
promote the program via LearnLink or through mailings.
Floyd reminded members of the PCSWs Spring Event on Thursday,
April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Laws Tull Auditorium.
Cost is $5 and includes food and entertainment (see
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 May
If you have
a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair Deb Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.