WAVE Subcommittee on Parental Leave, Childcare, and Family Friendly Policies
This subcommittee will focus on parental leave for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, childcare, and the communication of family-friendly policies. Since childcare is the focus of the Child and Family Center Advisory Task Force, this subcommittee will likely focus more on parental leave for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students and the communication of family-friendly policies. The subcommittee will meet with the Child and Family Center Advisory Task Force to determine ways to support its efforts.
Heather Conner, Professor of Piano
Rory Dicker, Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center (co-chair)
Letimicia Fears, Postdoctoral Scholar – Peabody College
Heather Caslin Findley, Postdoctoral Scholar – School of Medicine
Kejia Hu, Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Associate Dean of the Graduate School; Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (co-chair)
Ginny Moore, Associate Professor of Nursing; Director of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Kim Petrie, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development; Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Ron Schrimpf, Orrin H. Ingram Chair in Engineering
Jennifer Shinall, Associate Professor of Law
How can Vanderbilt be more family-friendly and communicate its family-friendly policies most effectively?
How can parental leave improve for the Vanderbilt community?
How can childcare improve for the Vanderbilt community?
February – May 2019
Collect data on the number of people taking parental leave over the past 10 years
Compile a comprehensive list of parental policies from each of Vanderbilt’s schools/colleges
Access data from COACHE survey regarding a supportive environment for parenting
Benchmark parental leave policies, childcare resources and family friendly policies at peer institutions
Adjust website to communicate family-friendly policies