Volume 2009 No. 1

Spring, 2009



Committee W - Ayse Dayi (Women's Studies) and Leticia Romo (Foreign Languages)

Committee W continues its work to bring better parental leave policies to Towson University. Last semester, we grew in number and energy and are working in conjunction with the new AAUP ad hoc Family Leave Issues Committee (FLIC) that is working on the larger issues of family leave, such as caring for parents, partners, and young children.

Thanks to arrangements made by our provost and Jennifer Ballengee, on November 18, 2008, members of Committee W and FLIC attended the teleconference on “Benchmarks for Family Friendly Policies” where it was made evident to us that maternity leave and family leave are important issues for faculty and staff in many campuses.
Having looked at policies from various campuses, we are currently preparing to interview faculty at Towson who took parental leave in the last 10 years; possibly to be complemented by a multi-campus survey.  We plan to formulate policy statements to be presented to various campus committees, including the Faculty Senate.  We need individuals to help conduct interviews, suggest individuals to be interviewed (or share your own experiences), and review literature on the topic. If you would like to join us, please email Ayse Dayi at adayi@towson.edu
Ayse Dayi and Leticia Romo, Co-Chairs, Committee W

2009 Towson University