A PDF of the minutes can be found here.
Members present: Ed Brook, Rakesh Gupta, Walt Loveland, Jane Nichols, Steve Ortiz, Bruce Sorte, Mary Thompson
The committee discussed a draft resolution for the Faculty Senate concerning Family and Child Care resources (original draft copied below). Minor changes to wording and structure were proposed, and Bruce Sorte agreed to distributed a revised version, incorporating some additional information from Amy Luhn, Director of Childcare and Family Resources in the Office of Student Life.
E. Brook will, in the mean time, contact the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and request to discuss the resolution and the possibility of bringing it to the Faculty Senate for approval.
Committee members present also discussed several other issues:
Oregon State University Family and Child Resources and Programs Resolution
OSU Faculty Senate
Whereas the Faculty Senate strongly supports accessible, high quality, affordable and also living wage based family and child resources and programs for faculty, staff and students, and
Whereas **% of all faculty and **% of newly hired faculty need or will likely need these family and child resources, and
Whereas the ability of faculty to obtain these resources directly affects these faculty members’ welfare or quality of life, creativity and productivity as well as those colleagues with whom they collaborate, and
Whereas OSU for many years had a child care committee and the 2015 Task Force on Children, Youth and Family developed a set of recommendations, appended hereto, that the Faculty Senate wholeheartedly supports,
Whereas Article II, Sec.2, (b) of the Faculty Senate bylaws states the Faculty Senate shall: (b) study and prepare recommendations to the President of Oregon State University concerning the welfare of the Faculty;
Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate requests:
May it also be resolved that the Faculty Senate requests at least annual updates on the progress of these initiatives from the Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee.