We envision NAU as a welcoming, diverse, and family friendly community that serves as a model of gender equity.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) makes
recommendations to the President and leadership about women's issues addressing
concerns in university policies, practices, and programs to enact constructive
change. The NAU Commission on the Status of Women:
- promotes and advocates for gender equity, parity, and
- fosters a diverse, safe, and welcoming campus
- helps to create a family friendly community
Goal 1: Actively pursue gender equity, parity, and
inclusivity at NAU.
- Monitor and assess gender parity regarding equitable
pay, promotion, and workload for faculty and staff, and support changes that
lead to more equity. Include in this assessment factors such as summer money,
start-up funds, sponsored projects, class sizes, teaching loads, resource
allocation, assignment of teaching/research assistants.
- Monitor, and assess gender distribution among tenured,
tenure track, non-tenure track, and part-time faculty, and support changes that
lead to more equity.
- Promote awareness of differential workloads and
unrecognized labor, and actively support programs that acknowledge these issues
and promote fairness.
- Advocate for transparent, consistently applied
evaluation criteria and training of chairs and others in approaches designed to
counter unintended or implicit bias.
- Promote and recognize the achievements of women and
gender minorities across campus through the CSW Outstanding Achievement and
Contribution Award and other awards.
- Advocate for formalized, meaningful, long-term
mentorship designed to help women navigate successful careers at NAU.
Goal 2: Cultivate a
more diverse, safe, and welcoming campus that embraces and recognizes the
contributions, successes, and challenges of our female faculty, staff, and
students at NAU.
- Study, monitor and assess unconscious bias, sexual
harassment, sexual assault, and gender discrimination at NAU and help to raise
awareness of these issues throughout campus.
- Promote and support programs at NAU that address campus
safety and inform the community about proper reporting and prosecution of
sexual harassment, assault, and gender discrimination.
- Recognize people and organizations that advance
diversity through the CSW Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award and
other diversity awards.
- Work with Equity and Access and Faculty Professional
Development, promote adequate and relevant mentoring, training, and
professional development for faculty and staff on issues of diversity,
unconscious bias, and inclusion.
Goal 3: Build
community by fostering a family friendly environment and promoting a healthy
work-life balance for all faculty, staff, and students at NAU.
for a child care center on campus.
for at least 6 weeks of paid family medical leave at NAU.
for NAU to provide a network of back-up caregivers.
for transparent, consistently applied policies regarding flextime, family
leave, job sharing and equitable workload and help communicate these policies.
In collaboration with Human Resources, Faculty
Professional Development, Equity and Access, and supervisors promote resources
that help faculty and staff negotiate FMLA, flextime, job sharing, and