The Family Leave Task Force was charged by Associate Provost Carmie Garzione in the Fall of 2019 with the purpose of ensuring that RIT’s Family Leave policies and practices promote the career success of faculty who utilize this leave. In a collaborative effort; the Office of Academic Affairs, the Parental Leave sub-committee of the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) of the Academic Senate, the Council for the Representation and Engagement of Women (CREW), and Human Resources assembled this Task Force to benchmark and review family and parental leave policies. The Faculty Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate was charged “to review policies regarding parental and new parent leave and their effect on faculty work life before and/or after the leave. Where appropriate or needed, the FAC will make recommendations for policy change, with attention to training for department heads and deans.”
The charge to the Family Leave Task Force was to review previous work that has been done at RIT, carry out a benchmarking study to document best practices at peer institutions and host open forums to solicit faculty input. The Family Leave Task Force will compile results, develop recommendations, and present findings and recommendations to the Parental Leave sub-committee of the FAC of the Academic Senate.
Faculty Career Development, a unit within the Innovative Learning Institute, is a team of professionals dedicated to the support and advancement of faculty in their academic careers at RIT. The team provides faculty with a continuum of support geared toward advancement through the different stages of an academic career.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with academic and administrative units to provide a holistic range of services that enhance access and success for historically underrepresented students, faculty and staff, support education and scholarship, and ensure a welcoming, inclusive, vibrant and accessible environment for everyone.
The President’s Commission on Women serves as an advocate for the interests of the entire community of women at RIT. The group— constituted of faculty, staff, and students—advocates for and advises the President on the progress of RIT’s commitment to securing equitable representation, opportunities, and rewards for women at RIT.
The WISe program seeks to engage women in the sciences and mathematics by offering information, equity, and collaboration opportunities that will break down barriers and will enhance their education and career(s) throughout their journey.
The purpose of the Women’s Council of RIT is to stimulate interest and promote understanding of the university within the community, to provide an educational program about the university to its members, and to be of service to the university.