Expand programming, funding, administrative and clerical resources for programs.
Task Force Recommendation: Elevating and Protecting the Status of Women (Also, Intentionally Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Diverse Talent.)
Task Force Project: Expand programming, funding, administrative and clerical resources for programs.
Champion: Amy Hurd
Implementation Team Actions
- Student Counseling Services kicked off the Students of Color Process Group (SOCPG), which provides a safe and supportive space for students of color, especially women of color, to make sense of—and give voice to—the wide range of concerns.
- The College of Arts and Sciences continued to provide resources to interdisciplinary studies.
- Latin American and Latino/a Studies hosted the state professional development conference for the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education.
- Health Promotion and Wellness increased support for nursing mothers and families.
- Supported Nursing Mothers Breastfeeding 101, an introductory breastfeeding class for new parents open for faculty, staff, students, spouses, and partners.
- Supported Nursing Mothers Returning to Work or School, which helps parents prepare to return to work and advises breastfeeding/pumping mothers on how to transition to work.
- Continued Breastfeeding Support Chat’n Chew, a support group led by a lactation consultant for mothers.
- Create and schedule additional courses that would serve expanded programming in these programs. Particular interest in General Education courses that could be used to increase awareness of and interest in program.
- Support joint appointment requests for tenure-track faculty through the Academic Impact Fund for next academic year
- Continue to meet with program leaders.
- Continue to encourage creation of appropriate new courses.
- Fund courses that support the programs.