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Junior Women Faculty Network
The Junior Women Faculty Network (JWFN), established in 1998 with a grant from the Alcoa Foundation, fosters networking among UM’s women assistant professors and keeps them informed of relevant University events.
To make sure that you are included on the JWFN membership list, contact Ching-Yune Sylvester (email@example.com). She will provide more information about JWFN and CEW programs and services.
Links to University of Michigan Policies and Offices of Interest to Women Faculty
The tenure clock policy (SPG 201.92), which extends the tenure clock for faculty who give birth or have major dependent care responsibilities, is outlined in the Standard Practices Guide.
The modified duties policy (SPG 201.93), which allows faculty women to be relieved of classroom teaching responsibilities during the semester in which they give birth, is outlined in the Standard Practices Guide.
Academic and Staff HR Services provides advice and consultation to faculty, and academic administrators, covering the entire range of personnel issues for faculty and including leaves of absences, sabbatical eligibility, salary issues, outside consulting requriements, and appointment criteria, as well as issues involving the sexual harassment policy. Contact this office for questions and advice regarding specific policies including the Tenure Clock and Modified Duties.
Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) oversees research, scholarship, and creative activity at UM, including the Division of Research Development and Adminstration. Contact this office for information on funding sources, research policies, proposal preparation, and current research programs.
The Faculty Handbook outlines all University policies and practices relevant to those holding faculty appointments.
Archived Reports Relevant to Junior Women Faculty Network
"Mentoring: How Important Is It To Your Career?" CEW's suggestions on how and why to seek out mentors for career success and satisfaction.
Tenure Clock, Modified Duties, And Sick Leave Policies: Creating ‘A Network Of Support And Understanding’ For University Of Michigan Faculty Women During Pregnancy And Childbirth —A report of CEW’s 2003-04 web-based survey.