The links on this page are designed to facilitate access to information and entities that pertain to institutions, policy, professional development, grants, and other issues relating to the status of women and the family, both in the US and abroad.
The most significant of these for UT faculty include the various policy documents outlining the legal framework for employment, benefits, and careers. To supplement these local resources, links have been included to other entities (governmental and private) concerned with the status and policy debates surrounding women and the family, especially with respect to professional status.
This list is not intended to encompass the academic disciplines of women’s studies or gender studies; for resources in that direction, see the links provided by UT’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, which administers degrees and other academic programs pertaining to women and gender on the UT campus.
Nonetheless, it includes infomation on various search engines and on major university-affiliated women’s studies centers and programs because many of them provide additional links to grants, policy initiatives, and reports of significance, as well as references to more specialized organizations.
Finally, a list of the web addresses for women’s studies programs and centers within the State of Texas is included, with the intent of facilitating contacts between institutional entities here.
University of Texas Policy Documents
- https://policies.utexas.edu/ is a guide to University policies within the Handbook of Operating Procedures. This has the rules governing the UT campus, including documents on sick leave, adjusted workloads, tenure and promotion, and Faculty Council.
- The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost: http://www.utexas.edu/provost/, which administers these programs; their home page flags the most important policy issues on the campus.
- Gender Equity Council: https://provost.utexas.edu/faculty-affairs/gender-equity-council
- Report on the Status of Women, 2000, with salary and status data collected with the assistance of the Office of the EVPP (inititiative of the FWO): https://provost.utexas.edu/faculty-affairs/report-status-women-faculty
- Teaching Faculty by Rank and gender. college and ethnicity, job category:
most recent statistical handbook
- Application for Leave: http://www.utexas.edu/hr/PDF/#loa (along with other human resources documents)
- Information on the Stop the Clock Policy: allowing an extension of the time until formal consideration for tenure.
“Stop the Clock” Regent’s Rule
A faculty member may now request an extension of the tenure track period for up to one academic year for reasons that include their own disability or illness, their status as the principal caregiver of a preschool child or of a disabled, elderly or ill member of the family. In exceptional circumstances a second year may be requested and granted. The requests must be made in writing with supporting documentation to the department chair at any time, but no later than the end of the spring semester of the year before the last year of the tenure period. The final decision on the request will be made by the Executive Vice President and Provost based on the faculty member’s written request and the recommendation of the budget council, department chair and the dean.
Department Chairs are explicitly encouraged to discuss this policy with eligible faculty whose personal circumstances would possibly warrant the extension. These “personal circumstances” clearly would include a difficult pregnancy and the birth or adoption of a child but are far broader than those rather commonly occurring events. The new rule may be found in the Handbook of of Operating Procedures at s. 3.11. (Section 6.subsection 6.2, Subdivision 6.24 of Part One, Chapter III of the Regent’s Rules and Regulations)
This new policy has been proposed, discussed, tabled and reconsidered in various forms for the last 12 years and its adoption represents the herculean labors of myriad individuals. The FWO, which has been active in this effort in recent years and has kept the issue very much alive, is most gratified to see this policy implemented at the University. It will hopefully lessen the stressful burden that sometimes blights the lives of women faculty seeking tenure
Information on Careers and Career-Planning
- Dual Career Couples in Science: http://www.physics.wm.edu/dualcareer.html
- A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT: http://web.mit.edu/fnl/women/women.html
Policy and Lobby Organizations
- American Association of University Women: http://www.aauw.org/
- The Feminist Majority Foundation Campus Leadership Program: http://www.feministcampus.org
- The League of Women Voters: http://www.lwv.org/
- National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC): http://www.nmwa.org/
- National Organization for Women: http://www.now.org/
- The National Women’s Studies Association: http://www.nwsa.org
- Office of Research on Women’s Health (NIH): http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/
- Women in HIgher Education: http://www.wihe.com/ (includes interesting links).
- Women’s Research and Education Institute (Washington, DC): http://www.wrei.org/
- YWCA of the USA: http://www.ywca.org/
Search Engines and Master Lists
Europe and Beyond
- international listing of Women’s Studies programs, departments, and research centers:http://www.umbc.edu/wmst/programs.html
- NIKK, Nordic Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Research: http://www.nikk.uio.no/index_e.html
Major University-Affiliated Research Centers
- Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College: http://www.wcwonline.org/
- Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan: http://www.umich.edu/~irwg/
- Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women: http://www.pembrokecenter.org/
Women’s Studies in Texas
- Texas State University (San Marcos, formerly Southwest Texas State University), Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies: http://www.txstate.edu/mcgs/
- Texas Tech University (Lubbock): http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/
- University of North Texas (Denton): http://www.wmst.unt.edu/
- University of Texas, Arlington: http://www.uta.edu/womens_studies/
- University of Texas, Austin: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/cwgs/
Includes materials for teaching and research
- University of Texas, El Paso: http://www.utep.edu/womens/