Towards a Parent-Oriented University

GSU has joined with Student Parent Organization (SPO) and the Doctoral Students Association at the School of Social Service Administration (DSA @ SSA) to create an opportunity to discuss parenting in the academy. Please join us on Thursday, May 10th at 2pm for a faculty-staff-student panel entitled “Towards a Parent-Oriented University”.

In her landmark 1973 essay, “Towards a Woman Centered University” Adrienne Rich puts quality childcare at the center of an inclusive and gender-egalitarian university. As the fortieth anniversary of Rich’s call to arms approaches and the University of Chicago is opening a child care facility, this panel looks towards the future of what a fully parent friendly university could be. Faculty, staff, graduate student panel on the current state of support for working parents across the university. Presentations will include: the faculty movement to create a childcare center on campus, current challenges to student, faculty, and staff parents, and the role of parents in the academy more broadly. In a general discussion, attendees will be invited to present their own suggestions.

May 10, 2012 (Th), 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
Childcare provided, please RSVP. 
Co-sponsored by SPO, GSU, and DSA @ SSA
Food and refreshments will be served.