University Committee on Women seeks coordinating council nominations, hosts Nov. 14 meeting
The University Committee on Women seeks nominations for its coordinating council. The UCW was established to address issues of the climate for women students, staff and faculty; it has a particular mission of support and advocacy for women.
The coordinating council calls meetings of the entire committee once each semester. It evaluates the degree of concern about issues raised, decides on the best strategy for pursing these issues, ensures that someone assumes primary responsibility for following through on the issues, and provides information about activities and issues to the whole UCW.
Terms are for three years, although student terms can be adjusted to meet their needs. The coordinating council, which consists of eight members, has monthly meetings. Faculty, staff and students, female or male, can nominate themselves or others. Nominations also will be solicited at the next meeting of the UCW.
The UCW meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room 304, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. It will be teleconferenced to Room 201, Opus Hall (Minneapolis campus). Bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
In addition to taking nominations to the coordinating council, the UCW will hear updates on the mentoring program and discuss the history and organization of the committee. Coordinating council elections will take place after the meeting.
E-mail nominations or questions to Dr. Corrine Carvalho, director of the Luann Dummer Center for Women.