AWF member survey results summary

In Spring 2018, the Association for Women Faculty (AWF) held two lunches for members to share their insights about how AWF could best serve women faculty in the areas of programming, policy, and community and campus life. The ideas from those lunches were then incorporated into a survey that we sent to the entire AWF […]

Deanna Barch named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Deanna Barch, the Gregory B. Crouch Professor of Psychiatry and chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences will oversee academic policies and procedures that advance and support faculty development starting July 1, 2018.

Parental Leave Policy updated

The Parental Leave Policy for full-time faculty was updated in March 2018. The policy now grants elgibility to both parents for full parental leave and grants a full semester of leave to all full-time non-tenure track faculty, among other changes. AWF advocated for the updated policy.

AWF advocates for updated Parental Leave Policy

AWF met with Provost Holden Thorp and Vice Provost Adrienne Davis in Fall 2017 and drafted a letter to request consideration for changes to the Parental Leave Policies for Tenured/Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. A reply letter from Provost Thorp in Spring 2018 summarizes the changes to the Parental Leave Policy and addresses ongoing concerns raised […]

Diversity commission report released

The Steering Committee for Diversity and Inclusion released a report to create a university wide plan for diversity.

Setton Named Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Lori Setton was named chair of Biomedical Engineering effective August 1, 2017. She is the first female department chair for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Discussion of Gender Findings in the 2012 Faculty Climate Survey

November 1, 2012 – 12:00pm Save the Date! Discussion of Gender Findings in the 2012 Faculty Climate Survey Thursday, November 1st 2012 Danforth University Center DUC Room 276 Noon – 1:00PM Please RSVP to by October 20, 2012

Eight Diversity and Inclusion Grants Awarded

A community-building retreat for medical education leaders at Washington University’s School of Medicine that will address diversity issues and cultural competence and two days of workshops for WUSTL women faculty on leadership and negotiation skills are among the winning proposals of the Diversity and Inclusion Grants program. The Advisory Committee for the Diversity and Inclusion […]

Distinguished Women in Economics and Strategy Series

The Center for Research in Economics and Strategy (CRES) launched in the spring of 2009 an annual Distinguished Women in Economics and Strategy Series. Please see the “Diversity” link for information about their first speaker, Prof. Rachel Croson.

Marion G. Crain

Marion G. Crain, an expert in labor and employment law, was installed as the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law in the Spring of 2009.

Barbara A. Schaal Appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Biologist Dr. Schaal is the Mary-Dell Clinton Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences. President Barack Obama has appointed Barbara Schaal, Ph.D., the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of biology in Arts and Sciences and vice president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), to the President’s Council of Advisor on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Letter from the President

January 13, 2009 Dear Colleagues: Like so many across our local landscape and, indeed, across the globe, I have been enthralled by the unconventional manner in which President-elect Obama is constructing his new administration. Beyond the obvious demographic diversity of his leadership team, which comprises Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and women, he has sought to […]

Letter to the Editor of Student Life

Letter to the Editor of Student Life September 9, 2008 We are seeing something unprecedented on the national stage: women and people of color in real positions of leadership. Whether we agree more with the politics of the right or the left, it is clear that a transformation in the American polity is at hand. […]

Letter from the AWF President

Letter from the AWF President Dear Colleagues: It is with great pleasure and a sense of certain resolve that I welcome you to the 2008-09 academic year. Last year was in many ways a watershed for our association. In particular, the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Phyllis Schlafly united nearly all of our membership […]