The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) revisited
the status of the Mentor Emory program it helped create last year
during the group's Nov. 6 meeting. Pat Douglass, assistant vice
president for Human Resources, was invited to update members.
Emory, a mentoring program for female staff, began in July 2002.
Since its initial run, the program has matched 22 mentor/mentee
pairs, with the need for at least six more mentors. For the program
to grow, resources--both human and financial--are needed, said Douglass,
who added that any help would be welcome and to contact her directly
with any suggestions.
other business, junior chair Susan Gilbert said she informed the
Provost Search Committee that PCSW had no nominations for candidates
but would be happy to help recommend a finalist, once the search
has reached that stage.
Collins from the faculty concerns committee said the group is receiving
data from the School of Medicine for the PCSW Gender Equity report,
which examines the representation and hiring of women faculty,
and faculty attrition and salaries by gender. To date, data from
pediatrics and surgery have been provided.
Gossett from the staff concerns committee reported that Cheryl
Elliott from the Emory Police Department spoke to the group last
month about identity theft, and a representative from the Faculty
Staff Assistance Program will speak at the December meeting on
workplace stress. The group also is working with the student concerns
committee to revise the Emory Women's Handbook to cater to both
students and staff.
Dykes from the women and leadership committee announced that a
graduate student, Jennifer Shaw, has been hired to help in the
group's ongoing study of women and leadership at peer institutions.
concerns undergraduate chair Nicole Faurot and graduate chair Maggie
Juliano (appointed as a PCSW member earlier in the meeting) said
the group is continuing its work on updating existing sexual harassment
and assualt materials.
will meet again on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair
Kim Smith at email@example.com.