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Current Priorities

Each fall, the Commission for Women selects several issues upon which to place particular focus during the coming academic year. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Commission will:

  • Work with campus partners to implement the one-stop website that will serve as a landing page for all UTK professional development opportunities
  • Continue to support the Diversity and Salary Equity Report for tenure-line and non-tenure-line faculty and related communications with the Office of the Provost 
  • Support investigation into disproportionate effects of COVID-19 and racial injustice on faculty, staff, and students (especially in regard to effects on the scholarly performance of women and underrepresented faculty and the return of caretakers to campus); report results to campus administration
  • Provide campus administration with an assessment of how UTK childcare offerings compare to those of other SEC and peer-aspirational institutions
  • Provide specific, actionable policy recommendations to campus administration to improve the ways the university can support women with childcare needs