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Faculty Senate Committee on Women releases statement on gender-equitable response measures to COVID-19

The Case Western Reserve University Faculty Senate Committee on Women released a call for the protection of women faculty and staff during COVID-19. The statement is titled “Need for Gender-Equitable Response Measures to COVID-19.” The statement notes that women are being disproportionately and adversely affected during the coronavirus shutdown as compared to their male colleagues, including:

  • Disproportionate responsibility for child and elder care;
  • Increases in daily household responsibilities; and 
  • Less time and flexibility to dedicate to manuscript preparation, journal submissions, grant applications, and tenure clock requirements.

While recognizing efforts by CWRU to extend pre-tenure deadlines, the committee asked for additional protections for women faculty and staff.

View the full statement (PDF).