Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia
Mentoring and Equity in Compensation and Support
This working group is currently looking for feedback on the following:
- Has the “culture of the outside offer” had an impact on you? If so, in what way?
- How do we identify and train proper mentors and incentivize good mentoring of faculty?
- What resources or support services would make the most difference to you in achieving a sustainable work-life balance?
Share your feedback using the Share Your Input form.
This working group is organized into subgroups in order to address the following topics: (1) Mentoring and networking for students and faculty, including both formal and informal opportunities that are either in place or that should be established. (2) Work and Life Policies, including family friendly policies; policies regarding grad students as employees; policies for addressing workplace grievances (excluding sexual harassment). (3) Equity in Compensation and Support. (Other support defined as space, travel, administrative support, and expectations for service).
The Commission welcomes your input on experiences with these policies at the University and other institutions.
NOTE: This working group is looking for an additional member from the faculty, with particular interest in mentoring and networking.
Beth Jorgensen, Ph.D. (working group chair) Professor of Spanish; Chair, AS&E Board on Academic Honesty, School of Arts and Sciences
Linh Dang, Ph.D. student, Educational Policy, Warner School of Education
Mary Carey, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N. Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Nursing Research Center, School of Nursing
Laura Shum, Ph.D. student, Translational Biomedical Science, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Chunkit Fung, (URMC faculty) in Compensation and Support
Erin Vernetti (Nurse, Golisano Children’s Hospital) and Daniel Trout (Miner Library, Nursing Liaison Librarian) in Work/Life Policies
Elaine Smolock (URMC Program Director) and Courtney Jones (URMC faculty) in Mentoring and Networking
Other Resources (for consultation):
Nimish Mohile, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Division Chief, Neuro-Oncology, School of Medicine and Dentistry