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.
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.
ADVANCE generates new programs, such as a family "care.com" network and dual career assistance program, and builds on existing programs, such as providing more flexible solutions for work-life integration in general and during major life transitions. This site contains information on the initiatives MSU is taking to achieve this goal.
This site contains articles and resources intended to provide information on work-life policies. Particular emphasis is places on Dual-Career Issues, Family Caregiving and Family Friendly Policies, and Men on the Tenure Track.
This mailing list is for the use of the ADVANCE PIs, Directors, and Program Developers. It will enable us to share best practices, helpful web sites and programs, discuss common goals, etc. You can subscribe here.
The methods and procedures outlined in these toolkits will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements and conduct effective program evaluations. Toolkits are available here.
The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network connects change leaders at ADVANCE grantee institutions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. advanceaimnetwork.org
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.