Members of the Commission on the Status of Women were invited and appointed by
President Weisenstein for a two-year term, beginning in the Fall of 2011.
Over its two-year pilot appointment, the charge to the commission is to:
- Examine the Campus Climate Survey data, including drilling down into details of responses
and anecdotes not previously reported on, particularly as it relates to women and staff perceptions;
- Collect information related to staff perceptions from the Campus Climate Survey from focus
groups comprised of individuals from diverse areas, and of diverse backgrounds, ages and levels of responsibility;
- Summarize these findings and make recommendations regarding steps to take to work toward
improving the campus climate for women staff, faculty and students to President’s Cabinet.