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Initiative on the Status of
Women in the UW System

Initiative on the Status of
Women at UW-Green Bay

Status of Women on the
UW-Green Bay Campus

Identified Needs and
Proposed Action Steps

Committee Recommendations

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix IIa

Appendix III

Appendix IIIa

Appendix IIIb

Appendix IV

Appendix II

Organizational Structure for the Development
of a UW-Green Bay Action Plan

Equality for Women in the University of Wisconsin System:
A Focus for Action in the Year 2000

Goal of the Project

President Katharine Lyall, issued a report in October 1999, "Equality for Women in the University of Wisconsin System: A Focus for Action in the Year 2000," and asked Chancellors to establish a process to address its recommendations on their campuses.

The goal of the process at UW-Green Bay will be to develop an action plan establishing a coordinated set of goals and objectives to address the recommendations outlined in this UW System report. The action plan will cover a period of five years (2001-2006) and will be organized around four major areas.

* Opportunities for Women Students

* Hiring, Promotion and Retention of Faculty, Academic Staff, and Classified Staff

* Enhancing the Learning and Working Environment

* Balancing Work and Personal Life.

Overall Organizational Structure

The responsibility for developing the UW-Green Bay action plan will rest with a Planning and Oversight Committee. The Committee will be co-chaired by a member of the faculty and a member of the academic staff and will also include faculty, academic staff, classified staff and students serving on four work teams. Each work team will focus on one of the issues listed above. The proposed composition of the Planning and Oversight Committee and work teams is described below.

Membership of Planning and Oversight Committee
Work team co-chairs and representatives of the classified staff and students, who are also members of the work teams, will comprise the Planning and Oversight Committee. The Committee will be comprised of fifteen (15) members.

* Faculty Member (Co-Chair)

* Academic Staff Member (Co-Chair)

* Four (4) Faculty (co-chairs of work teams)

* Four (4) Academic Staff (co-chairs of work teams)

* Three (3) Classified Staff (selected from the work teams)

* Two (2) Students (selected from the work teams)

Membership of Work Teams
Work teams will consist of nine (9) to twelve (12) members. Teams should include a substantial number of women, but men should be represented as well. Consideration should be given to including a mix of individuals in the early stages of their careers and those with a great deal of experience. Other characteristics, including faculty and staff with family responsibilities and traditional versus non-traditional aged students should be considered where relevant. The suggested composition of each work team is as follows:

1. Opportunities for Women Students
(Total: 10)

Three (3) faculty; three (3) academic staff;
three (3) students; one (1) classified staff

2. Hiring, Promotion, and Retention of Faculty, Academic and Classified Staff (Total: 9)
Three (3) faculty; three (3) academic staff;
two (2) classified; one (1) student

3. Enhancing the Learning and Working Environment (Total: 11)
Three (3) faculty; three (3) academic staff;
three (3) classified staff; two (2) students

4. Balancing Work and Personal Life (Total: 12)
Three (3) faculty; three (3) academic staff;
three (3) classified staff; three (3) students

General Charge

Each of the four work teams will be asked to review a series of suggested initiatives related to one of the four recommendations contained in the "Equality for Women in the UW System" report. Each team will then submit a written summary of their findings to the Planning and Oversight Committee. The written summary will include the following components:

  • Proposed Initiatives

  • Current State of Affairs

  • Institutional Goals

  • Actions and Activities

  • Criteria and Standards

The Planning and Oversight Committee will be responsible for monitoring and sharing work team efforts, and shaping the summary reports into a comprehensive action plan. Recommendations will be subject to the review of appropriate governance and administrative groups before being implemented.

Meeting Schedule

The work teams will prepare their summaries primar-ily during three, daylong meetings. Reviews of drafts and other materials will take place using e-mail or the telephone between meetings. The daylong meetings will be held during the workweek in late September, mid October, and mid November. The Planning and Oversight Committee will prepare the institution's Action Plan using the same type of approach during the months of December and January.

Proposed General Timeline

Prepare Work Team Charges Summer 2000
Select Committee Members Early September 2000
Kick-Off Meeting Mid September 2000
Work Team Reports Due End of November 2000
First Draft of Action Plan End of January 2001
Briefing Meeting with Leadership Team Beginning of February 2001
Second Draft of Action Plan Mid March 2001
Final Report End of March 2001

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