Tag: COVID-19

Provost, DEI respond to caregiver concerns

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. […]

New UO COVID-19 Relief Fund includes support for caregivers

July 28, 2020 — The University of Oregon announced today a new Relief Fund to support employees facing financial hardships during the pandemic.

According to a UO Human Resources webpage, the emergency financial assistance is intended to provide aid with specific needs related to the COVID-19 crisis including:

New or increased eldercare expenses or childcare […]

The Many Shapes of Caregiving

The Eugene Register-Guard today published an op-ed piece by the leaders of the CSWS Campaign for Caregivers. Please click here to read the full article and share widely!

AAUP-Oregon says health, caregiving needs should guide campus reopening decisions

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 […]

Campaign for Caregivers: NYT stories show impact of lockdown on working parents

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: […]

CSWS launches the Campaign for Caregivers

By Michelle McKinley, CSWS Director

In December, 2006, I accepted a tenure track position at the University of Oregon. I was a single mother with a tribe of young kids. I was broke, having gone through a bitter and expensive custody battle with my ex-husband who resisted my taking our children permanently out of state. I […]