The Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW) serves as an advisory council to the AdvanceRIT in support of the career success of women faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Mission of the Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women is to support, retain and promote career success of women faculty at RIT. To achieve its mission, the team will:
- Identify and support effective strategies and activities that promote career success of women faculty
- Assist women faculty in finding and developing networks
- Promote leadership development and mentoring activities for women faculty
- Provide support needed for women faculty to be successful through tenure and promotion
- Communicate and collaborate with other groups concerned with gender and diversity
- Identify the issues that women faculty face and develop actions to address these issues
- Facilitate awareness among administration and the university regarding these issues
- Make recommendations to leadership on studies or actions needed to address particular issues needed to create an academic environment that fosters the academic success of women faculty at RIT
Each college has a faculty representative to serve on this council. CREW representatives serve as liaison between the women in their college and AdvanceRIT. They share information with women in their college about AdvanceRIT events or other activities, news and/or events of interest to women faculty. They share information about experiences of women in their college with AdvanceRIT: best practices for supporting women faculty, challenges they are facing, needs that AdvanceRIT could meet. CREW reps also assist women in you college with growing their network at RIT through their connection with other CREW reps from across RIT and can serve as a resource/mentor to women faculty across RIT in an area pf expertise. Examples include teaching, work-life balance, setting up a research program, productive writing practices, etc. On our CREW website all CREW members note the areas where they are willing to mentor other faculty.