The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations from all staff and faculty members to serve on the commission starting Fall 2023. Established in 2019 at the direction of Chancellor Steven R. Angle, the Commission on the Status of Women is part of a strategic focus on increased diversity, inclusion and engagement in all facets of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The purpose of this commission is to address the need to ensure equity for women and to create an environment based on a philosophy of social, political, and economic equality for all people throughout the institution.
Nominations are not limited to those who identify as women. This commission is dedicated to the support of all women on our campus (faculty, staff, and students), regardless of age, race, class, ethnicity, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, veteran status, and or sexual orientation.
The commission is composed of 7 tenure/tenure-track, 3 non-tenure track, and 1 adjunct faculty members, 5 exempt staff and 5 non-exempt staff members, 2 undergraduate and 2 graduate students. Tenure/tenure track faculty members, non-tenure track faculty, exempt staff and non-exempt staff will serve three-year terms. Adjunct faculty and students will serve one-year terms. We are seeking nominations in all membership categories.
I ask that you consider submitting nominations for faculty, staff, or student members of the UTC community. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominees will be asked to provide a statement of interest in serving on the commission. Please submit nominations by Friday, March 17th.
A link to the nomination form may be found here:
Additional information about the nomination and election process may be found here: https://www.utc.edu/chancellor/commission-status-of-women