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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 IV - Part 2

General Feelings about Working at UW-Green Bay

Two survey questions assess respondents' general feelings about working here (see Table 3). Differences between the sexes are insignificant overall, and are only notable in the classified staff category, where women rate both items more positively than men. The overall ratings for these items of 3.3 and 3.4 are slightly over the midpoint on the scale. On the academic scale of A-F, the working environment at UW-Green Bay could be considered about a C+.

Table 3.  General Feelings about Working at UW-Green Bay

Mean scores range from 1=disagree to 5=agree

Academic Staff

Classified Staff

Faculty

All Employees

F

M

All

F

M

All

F

M

All

F

M

All

UW-Green Bay has an outstanding working environment.

3.6

3.5

3.6

3.3

3.0

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.3

3.4

3.3

3.3

If I were starting my career over, I would still come to work at UW-Green Bay. 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4

Table 4.  Balancing Work and Personal Life

Mean scores range from 1=disagree to 5=agree

Academic Staff

Classified Staff

Faculty

All Employees

F

M

All

F

M

All

F

M

All

F

M

All

If I had a problem balancing my work with my personal life, I know where I could go on campus to get help.

3.7

3.5

3.6

3.5

3.2

3.4

3.0

3.5

3.3

3.4

3.4

3.4

I would like more opportunities to work at/from home during normal working hours.

3.9

3.1

3.5

3.3

3.2

3.3

2.9

2.7

2.8

3.4

2.9

3.2

I wish I could work part time or job share and retain my medical benefits and/or job security.

3.6

2.7

3.2

3.4

2.9

3.2

2.8

2.3

2.5

3.3

2.6

3.0


Specific Issues Important to Balancing Work and Personal Life

Three items deal with specific issues important to balancing work and personal life - knowing where to go when conflicts arise, working from home, and job sharing (see Table 4). Female academic and classified staff are more likely to know where to go on campus to get help than their male counterparts. Within the faculty, the relation is reversed, with female faculty feeling less knowledgeable about where to go to resolve conflicts.

Figure 2. "Agree" or "Strongly Agree" with Wanting Alternative Work Relationships

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Men and women in all categories differ tremendously in their desires to do more work from home and to explore possibilities associated with job sharing. For example, 38% of the men "strongly agreed" or "agreed" with the statement "I would like more opportunities to work from home..." compared to 53% of the women, a gap of 15%. Similarly, 25% of the men "strongly agreed" or "agreed" with the statement "I wish I could work part time or job share..." compared to half of the women, a gap of 25% (see Figure 2). Academic staff are most interested in these types of flexible arrangements, and the faculty are least interested. That may suggest that some faculty members already experience more flexibility in determining when and where they work.

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