The Status of Women Committee [This committee ceased to be active in 2005] and was abolished by US07/08-3 in November 2007.

The following information is taken from Motion US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees.


The Status of Women Committee shall be primarily concerned with women members of the University community. The responsibilities of the committee shall include the following: 1) To act in an advisory capacity in developing affirmative action programs to the University administration, faculty, and students; 2) To provide opportunities for women to explore a variety of potential careers that may not be defined by traditional roles; 3) To identify barriers which may block job opportunities and career development of women, and to stimulate career development programs for women; 4) To encourage more women to take part in the administration of the University, and to encourage greater faculty and administrative efforts to assure that access to participation in University governance is accorded women; and, 5) To review and consider other woman‰s issues as appropriate.


Membership of the Status of Women Committee is not fixed and shall include members from both sexes and from the classified, faculty, and student constituencies.Membership traditionally consists of 5-6 faculty, 3 classified staff, 3 students, plus the Director of Affirmative Action (ex officio).


The Status of Women Committee shall report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

See also US01/02-4 which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:

7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy, the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee or council during the next election cycle if eligible. 


Student membership not available.
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