The UM-Flint Women’s Commission provided recommendations to the Chancellor’s Office from 2014-2020 on a wide range of issues affecting individuals of all genders and backgrounds. Although the Women’s Commission members were primarily female faculty and staff, the Commission sought to promote full and equitable participation of all individuals, regardless of gender, in the UM-Flint campus community.
The UM-Flint Women’s Commission’s vision is to engage, educate, and empower the academic, professional, and personal growth of all students, staff, and faculty. The Commission won the President’s Distinguished Diversity Leaders award for the University of Michigan system in 2018.
In particular, the UM-Flint Women’s Commission was charged with:
The UM-Flint Women’s Commission consists of members, of any gender, who are committed to the work of the Commission. Moreover, although the Commission’s primary constituency is women, it seeks through its recommendations to promote full and equitable participation of all individuals, regardless of gender, in the UM-Flint campus community.
In particular, the University of Michigan Flint Women’s Commission is charged with:
1) Ensuring that the campus continually reaffirms our shared mission of building a truly welcoming community
2) The Commission will regularly report on:
The status and needs of women on campus
Identify areas of strength and limitation
Provide recommendations that, while benefiting all members of our community, will also serve to sustain and enrich our ability to attract and support the most dynamic women leaders.
3) The Commission will seek to accomplish its charge by affiliating with local, state and national organizations and monitoring relevant policy, practice and accountability measures.
Original charge 2014; revised 2017