Aug. 13, 2020 — UO Provost Patrick Phillips and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, vice president for the Division of Equity and Inclusion, announced yesterday several new measures that address faculty concerns during the pandemic including caregiver support; service and time limitations; impacts on promotion and tenure; equity, anti-racism, and faculty support; and access to campus spaces. […]
July 23, 2020 — In a recent Politico interview, economist Betsey Stevenson argues that the pandemic has exposed a long-building childcare crisis in the U.S. and that the economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for decades to come:
“The work of recovering from it will not end just because we […]
In a July 16 statement, the American Association of University Professors Oregon urged officials to listen to faculty, graduate student employee, and academic professional voices as campuses contemplate re-opening across the state.
While the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff should be a primary consideration in the decision-making process, the statement stresses that faculty […]
A recent survey shows UO faculty and staff who care for children, elders, and other dependents are very concerned about available caregiving support for the upcoming academic year during the COVID-19 crisis.
In June, associate professor of African and medical history Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College, conducted an independent survey of student, staff, and faculty views […]
Two stories in The New York Times today explore the costs of working from home while managing childcare and home schooling. These articles are among the growing number of voices that ask why the government and employers are ignoring the growing crisis for caregivers during COVID-19 and the long-term impacts parents face in their careers: […]