University Women's Council

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Purpose and Duties

  • On an annual basis the council will identify and advocate for university-wide issues that are of particular interest to women on campus.
  • At the beginning of each academic year, the council will forward these issues to the appropriate committee for consideration and possible action. If there is no appropriate committee the council may recommend the establishment of ad hoc committees.
  • The council will recognize and promote the accomplishments and contributions of women to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and higher education.
  • The council will advise the Provost/Chancellor regarding women's issues on campus.

University Women’s Council 2013/2015 Goals

  1. Identify issues for women on campus and forward issues to appropriate university committee(s).
    1. Solicit information about recruitment, retention, and promotion of UW-Platteville women in classified, academic staff, and faculty positions.
    2. Identify priorities and ways to communicate results of 1.a.
    3. Advocate for sexual assault awareness.
  2. Continue to foster the campus network for women.
    1. Use the UW-Platteville women faculty/academic staff E-list.
    2. Use the UW-Platteville women classified/LTE staff E-list.
    3. Use the UW-Platteville women student E-list.
    4. Maintain University Women’s Council webpage.
    5. Promote attendance at council meetings/events.
    6. Explore online options for off-campus faculty and students to participate in Women's Council.
  3. Recognize and promote the accomplishments of women on the UW-Platteville campus.
    1. Administer the Woman of Color, Woman, and Student Woman of the Year Awards.
    2. Coordinate an annual reception to recognize the Woman of the Year Award winner.
    3. Coordinate the Woman of Color, Woman, and Student Woman of the Year entry in the annual Homecoming parade.
    4. Coordinate a “Celebrate UW-Platteville Women” event during this goal cycle.
  4. Create a welcoming environment for women on campus.
    1. Investigate a mentoring program for women on campus.
    2. Attend and encourage participation in the events held on campus that are specific to women’s issues (those hosted by Athletics, the Women’s Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, etc.) At least one council member will represent the University Women’s Council at each of these events.
    3. Attend and encourage participation in opportunities for women faculty, staff, classified, and LTE employees.
  5. Review funding plan and council budget on a yearly basis.
  6. Revisit membership at the end of the goal cycle.

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