There are times when situations at home require providing family care. The links on this webpage covers some policies on family care, programs and initiatives to support family care, and resources.
The LEADER Consortium provides work/life support by identifying local and regional resources that may serve as a starting point for STEM faculty members needing to conduct research on child and/or elder care.
UNC Charlotte faculty and staff often must find a delicate balance between work and family obligations. To help those who need childcare resources, ADVANCE is providing information about child-focused agencies and organizations that provide services in the Charlotte area.
This webpage is a list of questions to be sure to ask when looking at child care. An example question is: "How many hours will you need?
Creating a family-friendly climate at URI must include child care concerns. Increasing the availability of on-campus child care is currently being addressed by the Women's Center, ADVANCE, and the President's Commission on the Status of Women.
SINCE THE EARLY NINETEEN-NINETIES, Cornell University has been working to address the work/life and work/family challenges of its faculty and staff. The university thinks of family in a broad sense, extending beyond its traditional definition. It has not only established financial-support programs, such as childcare grants and adoption assistance, but also other support programs, which include workshops on parenting, coming out in the workplace, requesting accommodation for disability and religious practice
UNC Charlotte conducted a childcare needs assessment study from November 2008 through January 2009. Organizational Science Consulting and Research (OSC&R) included a series of focus groups with faculty and staff, a web-based survey sent to all faculty and EPA staff and interviews with childcare experts in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
From this webpage information about a University of Washington’s benefits and work/life can be found.
“Thanks to the concerted efforts of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and ADVANCE, URI now has a provision for paid Parental Leave for faculty. Similar policies for many staff unions have followed. Reflecting our philosophical framework, this policy includes a paid leave component for both women and men who need time surrounding the arrival of a child.” The official policy, general guidelines and definitions, and clarifications and extensions of existing policies are explained. With the help
The AAUP recognizes that life in academia is all consuming and that balancing work and life can be difficult. On this webpage they outline what colleges and universities should know about work/family balance and what they can do.
This report gives the findings from a sub-committee at the University of Michigan on family friendly policies and faculty tracks (tenure, research, and clinical). They have 6 suggested changes..
“Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) is part of a network of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral agencies providing advocacy and support services for child care in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson and Sauk Counties and the Ho-Chunk Nation. The agency strives to advocate for the well-being of children in early childhood care and education and to assist parents and providers in creating quality care.”
These are some of the UAB policies regarding absences and leaves. For a complete listing of all employment policies, please visit the UAB Human Resource Management Web site.
This document is a table of family care practices by university.
Guidelines, Philosophical Framework, AAUP Contract Provisions
“The Child Development Centers at the University of Rhode Island offer preschool and kindergarten programs for children ages 3 to 6 years. These programs are operated by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in order to provide a setting for observation, participation, and research focusing on young children and their families. Opportunities in these areas are available to all students and faculty at the University.” From this webpage you can read about their missions and philosophy and als
This webpage hosts information about the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s child care support. Information about topics such as early child care, back-up support, and financial aid is listed.
Faculty Equity Initiatives: Existing Child/Family Resources
The following Frequently Asked Questions are intended to address topics of general interest to faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park. For further information about the University of Maryland ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence and our activities, please see our website at: www.advance.umd.edu
Family Care Resource and Referral Service at University of Maryland
In the December issue of the American Sociological Review, Offer and Scheider examine multi-tasking as a source of gender inequality which could help explain previous findings that mothers feel more burdened and stressed than fathers, even as fathers contribute more to child rearing and housework. News media including NPR and the LA Times reported this research on Friday morning.
This presentation from the 2010 PI meeting includes some of the findings from Mason and Goulden's studies of the impact of family formation on the careers of women STEM faculty and highlights ways that Title IX can provide a lever for change.
This website, developed by Mary Ann Mason at UC Berkeley and Joan Williams at the UC Hastings College of Law, provides "workshops in a box" and other resources on gender bias, family friendly policies, and the economics of retaining women in STEM.