Gender and Work Life Issues
Commission Purpose and Charge
The purpose of the Presidential Commission on Gender and Work Life Issues is to address issues and challenges that pertain to gender and work life issues by recommending programs, strategies, initiatives, and resources to ensure appropriate gender and work life services/functions are being implemented throughout the campus community. The commission is tasked with:
- Assisting University officials in developing a vision and proactive strategies for
addressing issues and concerns on gender and work life;
- Fashioning a proactive set of conversations, programs and training initiatives to
guide the University's strategic emphases surrounding gender and work life issues;
- Providing advice on approaches that can contribute to KSU' s goals of becoming a national
leader in the higher education community with regard to how it engages in issues and
concerns related to gender and work life issues; and
- Identifying and suggesting other activities, actions, and policies that will lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of diverse viewpoints and perspectives between and among different members and groups of KSU's diverse community.
All Commissions are charged by and report to the President through the University's Chief Diversity Officer.
Commission RosterAcademic Year 2015-2016
Loretta Garrett-Daniels (Co-Chair)
Mike Franklin (Co-Chair)
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: SO 4060
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Programs and Initiatives
In 2015-2016, the Commission adopted Subcommissions as an operating structure. The Subcommissions and their goals for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:
The purpose of the pay equity subcommission will be to investigate issues of pay disparity on both campuses between men and women faculty and staff. Issues of race/gender intersectionality will also be investigated and recommendations for remedying any disparities will be made. The goal of this subcommission will be to present its findings and recommendations to the Presidential cabinet in spring 2016.
The purpose of the gender climate subcommission will be to review the results of any existing data on gender climate for both campuses and to assess whether additional gender climate data are needed. If additional gender climate data are needed, the goal of this subcommission will be to gather such data and to write a report summarizing the state of the gender climate at KSU by spring 2016.
The purpose of the child care subcommission will be to make specific, actionable recommendations for establishing a child care at Kennesaw State University and to present such recommendations to the Presidential cabinet in spring 2016.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture, and Mathematics)
The purpose of the STEAM subcommission will be to make specific, actionable
recommendations for establishing a STEAM center at Kennesaw State University.
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