Committee on the Status of Women

Co-chairs: Jennifer Way and Dalia Chowdhury

Mid-year Report
Annual Report

Membership: The Committee on the Status of Women shall consist of eight faculty members representing a variety of academic disciplines nominated by the Committee on Committees and approved by the Faculty Senate, and two at-large members.  

Terms: The term of each faculty member shall be three years in length and members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The chair of the committee shall be elected from and by the members of the committee.

* Indicates Second Term

  • Group I: Jennifer Way (AEAH) - Term Ends 2020*
  • Group II: Erin Miller (LIBR) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group III: VACANT (Wang)
  • Group IV: VACANT (Niemann)
  • Group V: Donna Lohr (ITDS) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group VI: VACANT (Chang)
  • Group VII: VACANT (Dickstein)
  • Group VIII: Jennifer Lane (MUVS) - Term Ends 2021
  • At-L: Dalia Chowdhury (RHS) - Term 2019
  • At-L: VACANT (Sittel)
  • At-L: VACANT (Clark)
  • Institutional Equity & Diversity Representative: Shani Barrax Moore

Committee on the Status of Women Charges 2017-2018:

This committee examines the status and quality of life of women at UNT, including in cohort with other committees and university offices, programs, and departments. Charges include:

  • To obtain from the Provost's Office and other appropriate sources data listed below, to compile and report those data to the Faculty Senate, and to participate in additional projects for data dissemination and follow-up.
  • *Data requested for each faculty member, by gender and department

  • Salary. For the most recent 10 year period, 12-month salary by rank and number of years in rank, and by years beyond the PhD or equivalent in the field.
  • Teaching. For the most recent 3-year window: yearly semester credit hours per faculty member. Mentorship as gauged by a list of student scholarships and other honors.
  • Service. For the most recent 3-year window: Faculty member’s estimated average hours per week for each service activity listed in the Annual Update.
  • Other resources. (a) Start-up funds translated in current dollars, and date(s) of start-up allocations; (b) current year’s funds provided by UNT for research, travel, graduate Assistantships, staff and postdoctoral salaries; (c) current allocations of space and facilities.
  • Hires, promotion, and tenure. In addition to years in rank from Salary data (above), cases that are denied at the Departmental P&T, Chair or College levels.
  • To co-sponsor/co-host events for the advancement of women faculty with other groups on campus. We will establish connections with other campus-wide organizations that address gender-related and minority-related faculty concerns, such as the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Women’s Faculty Network, the Committee on the Status of People of Color, and the Committee on the Status of LGBT Faculty.
  • To report to the Faculty Senate issues of concern the Committee on the Status of Women may have with respect to the implementation of its recommendations.

Committee Reports:

Gender Bias in Student Evaluations

Committee on the Status of Women: Presentation to Women's Faculty Network, October 17, 2014

Committee on the Status of Women: Priority Recommendations for 2014-2015

Opportunity Analysis Committee Report, April 22, 2014

Committee on the Status of Women: Progress and Recommendations, April, 2014

Committee on the Status of Women Report of Activities 2013-2014

Committee on the Status of Women Report of Activities 2012-2013

Executive Summary: Moving UNT Women Faculty Forward Report, January 10, 2011

Report from the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, November, 2011

Exit Interview Survey Responses 2007-2008

Committee on the Status of Women Salary Report 2004-2005

UNT Task Force on the Retention of Women Faculty 2000-2001