"The University of Rochester is committed to being an inclusive community, making it possible for everyone to thrive both personally and professionally. We strive to support a healthy work-life balance. Family-friendly policies help promote the recruitment and retention of the best and the brightest, allow faculty to succeed as scholars and teachers despite the stresses of family life, and greatly contribute to the continued excellence of the university. We also realize there are multiple kinds of family scenarios other than the traditional so-called nuclear family, and we seek to be sensitive to all needs." – Ralph Kuncl, Provost
On March 9, 2007, the University Board of Trustees approved these family-friendly policies for the Faculty Handbook
A spouse or partner looking for employment in the Rochester area may take advantage of our Dual Career Services. Ask your Dean or Department Chair to contact the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity.
The University also belongs to the new Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of Upstate New York. The HERC-UNY Web site lists academic and staff jobs at academic institutions throughout New York State. Please see www.upstatenyherc.org.
The Children’s School at URMC, the on-site date care center is operated by CCLC (Children’s Creative Learning Centers). As a national leader in managing employer-sponsored childcare centers, CCLC emphasizes quality and curriculum as the cornerstones of its success in preschool education and childcare service.
CCLC’s curriculum is based on a philosophy of Whole Child Development, centered on the beliefs that children learn through play and that every child is unique and develops in four distinct areas: social, physical, intellectual and emotional. You may visit our center’s web site at http://www.cclc.com/center/ny/childrens-school-urmc. The University also has a child care referral service for employees. We maintain lists of day care centers, registered homes and UR students and provide these to employees at their request, based on type of provider and location of care needed. For more information on this child care referral service please visit http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/familycare/.
In addition to the tuition benefit provided to faculty and staff, a tuition benefit is also made available to their children. The level of benefit to the dependent is determined by the years of service of the parent/guardian at the time of enrollment. For fulltime faculty and staff who have worked at the University for at least ten years, full-time first-time matriculating freshman dependents receive free University of Rochester tuition. Tuition benefits also are available for spouses/domestic partners for full-time faculty and staff with two years of service. For more information on tuition benefits please visit www.rochester.edu/benefits/tuition.
Many other benefits are available to help you and your family including:
For more information on these and other benefit programs, please go to our website at www.rochester.edu/benefits.
For more information on leave benefits please visit www.rochester.edu/working/hr/leave/
Benchmarking from the 2006 Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Report