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Appointment and terms of council

The council will consist of 21 members. Nine will be ex officio and serve by virtue of their positions (see below), 12 will be appointed by the president and the provost to three-year terms:

  • The 12 appointees shall represent as much diversity as possible, including diversity of rank and position at the university
  • One third of the 12 appointed members will rotate off the council each year
  • The council will issue an annual call for nominations in the spring semester. Individuals may nominate themselves or may be nominated by others. The process will include solicitation of nominations from existing groups representing faculty and staff and from individuals, inside and outside the university.
  • The Women's Place will collate these nominations and deliver them to the president and provost
  • The president and the provost will appoint the new members to the council from the list of nominees
  • Special liaison members who are not members of PPCW will be added to subcommittees as needed to complete the work of the council and to address emerging issues

Ex officio membership (with no set term) would be conferred on people who hold the following roles:

  • The Associate Provost for Women's Policy Initiatives and Director of The Women's Place, as the representative from the Office of Academic Affairs
  • The Associate Vice President for Gender Initiatives in STEMM
  • A representative from the Office of Human Resources who understands the intersection of work life issues and gender
  • A Representative from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure that the council remains cognizant of the diversity among OSU women
  • A Representative from the Office of the President
  • The Chair of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies to bring an understanding of the scholarly work on gender issues
  • The Director of Institutional Research and Planning to ensure that the council's work is supported by university data
  • The Assistant vice president of Internal University Communications to assist the council in communicating its findings
  • The Chair of the Association of Staff and Faculty Women to help represent the breadth of women's interests on campus

None of the ex officio members may hold office. The first four of the ex officio members, the Associate Provost for Women's Policy Initiatives, the Associate Vice President for Gender Initiatives in STEMM, the representative from the Office of Human Resources and the representative from the office of Diversity and Inclusion will have voting rights as their positions involve policy for women at the university. The remainder of the ex officio representatives will be highly valued members of the council and contribute expertise and advice from their experience but will not be voting members of the council.

Also in the Operating Guidelines section:

Membership of council

Qualifications of council members

Officers of council and terms

Appointment and terms of council

Conduct of council