Status of Women in the Profession Committee
Charge: The Status of Women in the Profession Committee recommends policies and good practices to assure the full access and academic freedom of women within the Academy and develops programs to enhance the status of women in the profession.
Composition: Up to six members.
Terms of Office: For appointments prior to 2011, three years, renewable once. After 2011, four years, non-renewable.
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The Committee on the Status of Women of the American Academy of Religion would like to invite you to participate in an examination of issues surrounding work/life balance. The committee is planning to develop a guide on this subject and is hoping that small groups all over the U.S. might meet to generate ideas about the topics and challenges that such a guide should cover and the potential solutions that it might lay out. You will find here our invitation to participate, guidelines for setting up a group, and reports from our initial meetings.
Work/Life Balance Resources:
Ask "Academic Abby" about what's bugging you right now. Several women in the profession have volunteered to answer your questions about professional concerns. Contact them!
A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z, ed. Mary Hunt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. For more information, visit Palgrave Macmillan and search for ISBN 1-4039-6648-6. List price is $58.00.
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We will continue our initiative to increase the visibility of feminist scholars of religion on issues of public concern. Feel free to contact committee chair Su Pak with other ideas and topics:
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"Not for Women Only" is a biannual feature published in the Religious Studies News, written by members of the committee. "Not for Women Only" examines the political and professional issues that affect women - but not just women - in the profession.
The committee also published a "Focus" feature on Work/Life Balance in the October 2010 issue of Religious Studies News: