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President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW)
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Welcome to the URI President's Commission on the Status of Women...

In December of 1999 URI President Robert L. Carothers and Provost M. Beverly Swan announced the establishment of the President's Commission on the Status of Women at the University of Rhode Island, the formation of a steering
committee, and a series of steps intended to advance the progress of women at URI. The University would, among other initiatives, find a new home for the Womenıs Center, located now at 22 Upper College Rd.; appoint a full-time director to the Womenıs Center, Carolyn Sovet, and provide funds for programming; put in place a process for keeping the university community informed of outcomes of cases involving sexual discrimination, harassment
or assault; address issues of tenure, retention, and promotion of women to bring their numbers more in line with those of their male counterparts; address the issue of needed enhancement of family leave and childcare; and begin the process for a permanent Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer with a commitment to women's issues. A steering committee was then appointed to refine the Commissionıs mission statement and further develop its objectives and goals.

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Development of new Webpage!

PCOSW is currently gathering information to add to this webpage.  Please be patient during the process.  If you have any suggestions please email them to Kristin Strange at strangek@mail.uri.edu

Upcoming Fall PCOSW networking/get-together for the campus community!

Date: Thursday, September 22nd

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: The University Club

Welcome reception for all faculty, secretarial and professional staff -- especially newcomers to URI.

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