Equity and Inclusion Leadership Toolkit: Family Friendly Policies and Practices
*This page is still under development.
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the working-while-care-giving practices of many faculty. Evaluation data from THRIVE suggests that chairs be cognizant of home schedules when planning course and meeting schedules. Rotating schedules so that faculty can share the burden of early morning and late afternoon classes is fair consideration for those with responsibilities beyond the classroom. Additional policy and practice resources are below.
- Family Friendly Policies in Higher Education (University of Michigan)
- Family Friendly Toolkit for Chairs
- Dual Career strategies from the University of Michigan and Missouri State University.
- Anderson, E. K. & Solomon, C. R. (2015). Family-friendly policies and practices in academe. Lexington Books. (Read it online through ECU Libraries!)
- Wharton, A. S., & Estevez, M. (2014). Department chairs’ perspectives on work, family, and gender: Pathways for transformation. In Gender Transformation in the Academy. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
- Are you aware of care-giving options in Greenville: Day and afterschool care or home care services for seniors? (Note we are not endorsing any particular option, just providing resources)