Commission on the Status of Women Faculty

The Commission on the Status of Women Faculty (CSWF) is an intitiative that came out of NDSU's ADVANCE FORWARD institutional transformation project and has been institutionalized under the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Equity. A member of the CSWF sits as an ex-officio member on the faculty senate executive committee and faculty affairs committee.

CSWF is charged with proactive inquiry and advancing initiatives to more fully capitalize on the talent of women faculty to help NDSU achieve its goals. CSWF will work with university administration and through appropriate governance channels to address barriers to opportunity faced by women faculty.

The Role of the CSWF includes:

  • Respond to campus issues relevant to opportunities for women faculty
  • Proactively examine the university's policies impacting the advancement of women faculty
  • Monitor and benchmark the university's progress towards equal participation of women faculty throughout the university

Initiatives of CSWF:

  • Institutionalization of CSWF
  • ADVANCE FORWARD Department Award
  • Policy 103 for PT and interim administrative positions
  • Childbearing leave
  • Modified duties
  • Facilitating dual career hiring
  • Vigilance for policy compliance
  • Administrator evaluations
  • Review of PTE policies
  • Role in Administrative Searches
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