The Commission is charged by the University President to identify gender equity concerns and other issues impacting the campus climate for women and forward concerns and other issues impacting the campus climate for women and forward concerns, recommendations, and program ideas to the University administration through annual meetings with the President and consistent connection and routine communication with the Vice President for Diversity.
The President will receive regular communication from the commission and will meet annually with the Commission to formally receive its recommendations and reports.
The Commission will continue to monitor the climate for women at the University and alert the President and Provost of areas of concern.
With the agreement of the President, the Commission may call on various units of the University administration for assistance in acquiring information, collecting data, and obtaining a full understanding of issues that impact the Commission’s work.
The University will provide the Commission the opportunity to provide input and be critical of University-wide analyses, including the chance to weigh in on survey design and statistical analysis of survey data.
The Commission’s work will encompass the interests and concerns of all women within the University community: academic faculty, administrative professionals, state classified personnel, and students, with leadership of the Commission provided by the academic faculty.
The Commission will assist the University in designing strategies to implement the Commission’s recommendations. The Commission may also identify and recommend to the president for inclusion its own initiatives and activities that enhance gender equity and address issues of concern.
The Commission will collaborate with other university entities including the Women and Gender Collaborative on common goals addressing women’s and gender-equity issues.
The Commission’s work will be transparent and available to the University community.