ADVANCE GRANT

The Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty submitted a grant proposal to the NSF Institutional Transformation ADVANCE program.  ADVANCE is designed to increase participation and leadership of women in STEM disciplines.  The focus of our proposed project is increasing career success and satisfaction for mid-career women STEM faculty by examining how CSU’s distinctive character as a western land grant university impacts career decisions.

A subcommittee of the Standing Committee, along with Warner College of Natural Resources Dean, John Hayes, spent nearly a year preparing the proposal and building on previous CSU efforts, as well as findings from ADVANCE programs at other universities.  Many others across campus committed to work with the ADVANCE project.  While the focus of ADVANCE, and therefore of this proposal, is women faculty in STEM disciplines, we believe this project could broadly benefit all CSU faculty.

In the proposed project we plan to build on existing research and the progress made through ADVANCE projects at other universities in pursing new ways of understanding, revealing, and transforming forms of power and privilege that marginalize people from underrepresented groups from being full participants in the academy.  In this proposed project we seek to examine CSU’s special culture as a land grant institution to better understand the role of entrepreneurship and risk-taking in career decisions.  Social science literature suggests that women, as well as other members of underrepresented groups, tend to be more risk averse than typical male faculty and we further hypothesize that there may be a gender-based difference in perception and assessment of risks.  Growing emphasis on faculty engagement in entrepreneurial activities, activities typically recognized as involving “risks”, may hence affect typical female faculty differently than typical male faculty.  We will also examine the effect of gender, risk assessment, and risk taking in decisions to pursue non-standard career tracks, for example focusing on pedagogical research or interdisciplinary research more strongly than on disciplinary research.

While the proposal was not selected for funding, much of the work of the Standing Committee will continue to place the University in a better place for being considered in the future.

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Faculty Parental Leave

The SCSWF has dedicated a portion of their efforts to suggest improvements to the parental leave plan for faculty.  Recognizing that faculty members face unique situations that differ from staff members, the SCSWF worked with the administration to enhance the policy.

As of July 2017, the following enhancements have been made to the Parental Leave Policy. Currently;

  • Adoptive parent (designated as primary caregiver) up to 9 weeks

3 weeks parental leave

6 weeks of sick and annual leave.

  • Non-birth parent or Adoptive parent (non-primary caregiver) up to 3 weeks

3 weeks parental leave

  • Non-tenure track faculty (birth mother) up to 16 weeks

3 weeks Parental leave

6 weeks of sick and annual leave

plus an additional 5  (or 7) weeks of teaching relief

  • Birth mother up to 12 weeks

The SCSWF have made numerous campus wide announcement, focusing this year on ensuring all faculty, staff and administration are aware of the policies, and tip sheets are available for distribution.

The SCSWF would like to consider adding additional coverage such as adding 3 more weeks of leave for the non-birth parent or non-primary caregiver adoptive parent. After careful analysis of FY17, associated costs, usage, etc. the SCSWF will revisit this item for potential implementation.

Salary Equity/Fairness/SALAX

Faculty Ombuds

Faculty Awards

 

2016-2017 Members

Ellen Fisher, Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, Professor, Chemistry

College Representatives

Ruth Hufbauer, College of Agricultural Sciences Rep, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Professor (on sabbatical)

Cynthia Brown, College of Agricultural Sciences Rep, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Professor (sabbatical sub)

Chris Henle, College of Business Rep, Management, Associate Professor (on sabbatical Fall 2016)

Dawn DeTienne, College of Business Rep, Management, Professor (sabbatical sub Fall 2016)

Roe Bubar, Health and Human Sciences Rep, School of Social Work, Associate Professor

Louise Feldmann, Library Rep, University Library, Associate Professor

Jennifer Nyborg, College of Natural Sciences Rep, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor

Tammy Donahue, College of Engineering Rep, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Monique Rocca, Warner College fo Natural Resources Rep, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Associate Professor

Erica Suchman, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Rep, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Professor

Lisa Langstraat, College of Liberal Arts Rep, English, Associate Professor (on sabbatical Fall 2016)

Mica Glantz, College of Liberal Arts Rep, Anthropology, Professor (sabbatical sub Fall 2016)

Non-Tenure Track Representative

Jen Krafchick, Non-Tenure Track Rep, Human Development and Family Studies

At-Large Members

Diana Prieto, Director of Office of Equal Opportunity/Human Resource Services

Sue James, Chair of the Commission on Women and Gender Equity, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Alex Bernasek, Economics, Professor

Caridad Souza, Director of the Women’s Studies and Gender Research Center, Ethnic Studies

Ashok Prasad, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Assistant Professor (on sabbatical)

Paul Doherty, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Professor

Cori Wong, Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative, Ethnic Studies


2015-2016 Members

Irene Vernon, Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, Professor, Ethnic Studies

College Representatives

Nancy Irlbeck, College of Agricultural Sciences Rep, College of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Dean

Roe Bubar, Health and Human Sciences Rep, School of Social Work, Associate Professor (on sabbatical)

Louise Jennings, Health and Human Sciences Rep, School of Education, Professor (sabbatical sub)

Louise Feldmann, Library Rep, University Library, Associate Professor

Ellen Fisher, College of Natural Sciences Rep, Chemistry, Professor

Tammy Donahue, College of Engineering Rep, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Sally Sutton, College of Natural Resources Rep, Geosciences, Professor

Erica Suchman, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Rep, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Professor

Lisa Langstraat, College of Liberal Arts Rep, English, Associate Professor

Non-Tenure Track Representative

Jen Krafchick, Non-Tenure Track Rep, Human Development and Family Studies

At-Large Members

Diana Prieto, Director of Office of Equal Opportunity/Human Resource Services

Sue James, Chair of the Commission on Women and Gender Equity, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Alex Bernasek, Economics, Professor

Caridad Souza, Director of the Women’s Studies and Gender Research Center, Ethnic Studies

Ashok Prasad, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Assistant Professor (on sabbatical)

Antonio Pedros-Gascon, Languages and Literature (sabbatical sub fall semester)

Paul Laybourn, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor (sabbatical sub spring semester)

Paul Doherty, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Professor

Cori Wong, Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative, Ethnic Studies


2014-2015 Members

Irene Vernon, Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, Professor, Ethnic Studies

College Representatives

Nancy Irlbeck, College of Agricultural Sciences Rep, College of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Dean

Roe Bubar, Health and Human Sciences Rep, School of Social Work, Associate Professor

Louise Feldmann, Library Rep, University Library, Associate Professor

Ellen Fisher, College of Natural Sciences Rep, Chemistry, Professor

Tammy Donahue, College of Engineering Rep, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Sally Sutton, College of Natural Resources Rep, Geosciences, Professor

Erica Suchman, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Rep, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Professor

Lisa Langstraat, College of Liberal Arts Rep, English, Associate Professor

Yolanda Sarason, College of Business Rep, Management, Associate Professor

Non-Tenure Track Representative

Jen Krafchick, Non-Tenure Track Rep, Human Development and Family Studies

At-Large Members

Diana Prieto, Director of Office of Equal Opportunity/Human Resource Services

Sue James, Chair of the Commission on Women and Gender Equity, Mechanical Engineering, Professor

Alex Bernasek, Economics, Professor

Caridad Souza, Director of the Women’s Studies and Gender Research Center, Ethnic Studies

Ashok Prasad, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Assistant Professor

Paul Doherty, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Professor