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University Commission on Women Records, 1999-2010 | University of Houston Libraries

By Timothy Wyatt

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Collection Overview

Title: University Commission on Women Records, 1999-2010

Predominant Dates:2004-2009

ID: 02/2012-008

Primary Creator: University of Houston. University Commission on Women

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/01/2012

Subjects: University of Houston, University of Houston. University Commission on Women

Forms of Material: Agendas (administrative records), Bylaws (administrative records), Correspondence, Financial records, Minutes, Reports

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes materials related to the University Commission on Women (UCW). The majority of the materials included in the collection revolve around the governance and operation of the organization with a large series being dedicated to the mentoring program. The collection consists of six series: Governance, Meetings, Mentoring Program, Reports, Research, and General Information.

Related Materials:

UH Women's Resource Center Records (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=535)

Biographical Note

On September 24, 1999, then University of Houston President, Arthur K. Smith, appointed twenty-four university affiliated women to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for a two-year period in an effort to address the issues and concerns of women on the university campus. Two months later, at the request of the commission, President Smith expanded the commission to thirty-five members, including males and other identified persons. The following year work groups were formed and consultants began gathering information on the status of women at the University of Houston. The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) also proposed the formation of a Women’s Resource Center (WRC) to President Smith who deferred his final decision on the proposal until the commission’s final report. On September 21, 2001 the Final Report with executive summary was forwarded to President Smith.

In 2002 Kathy Anzivino and Anne Jacobson were elected as co-chairs of the commission and committees began work on specific recommendations including the process of creating a single, permanent, campus wide advisory group on women's issues at the university. The University Commission on Women became a permanent organization in May of 2003 upon President Smith’s approval of the bylaws recommended for its operations. On January 12, 2004 the commission held its first official meeting.

Subject/Index Terms

University of Houston
University of Houston. University Commission on Women

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by University Commission on Women

Related Materials: UH Women's Resource Center Records (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=535)

Preferred Citation: University Commission on Women Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Governance],
[Series 2: Meetings],
[Series 3: Mentoring Program],
[Series 4: Reports],
[Series 5: Research],
[Series 6: General Information],

Series 1: Governance
This series consists of material related to the operation of the University Commission of Women. Included are bylaws, a brief history of the UCW, as well as information regarding scholarships and members.
Box 1
Folder 1: By-Laws, 2003
Folder 2: Committee Members, 2003-2005
Folder 3: Committee Members, 2006-2008
Folder 4: Committee Members, 2009-2010
Folder 5: Correspondence, 2001, 2004, 2006-2009
Folder 6: Financials, 2005-2010
Folder 7: Goals & Recommendations, undated
Folder 8: History, undated
Folder 9: Officer Ballot, 2010-2011
Folder 10: Planning Materials, 2010
Folder 11: Priorities, 2008
Folder 12: Resolutions, undated
Folder 13: Scholarships, 2009-2010
Folder 14: Sub-Committee, 2001, 2009
Series 2: Meetings
This series contains materials related to the meetings of the UCW. The second sub-series consists of meeting materials as well as other materials distributed during the meetings. The third sub-series contains only meeting minutes.
Sub-Series 1: Agendas
Box 1
Folder 15: March-November 2004
Folder 16: 2005-2006
Folder 17: January-November 2007
Folder 18: January-December 2008
Folder 19: January-December 2009
Folder 20: February-July 2010
Sub-Series 2: Meeting Materials
Box 1
Folder 21: First Meeting, October 1999
Folder 22: November 1999
Folder 23: March-April 2000
Folder 24: June 2000
Folder 25: July 2000
Folder 26: August 2000
Folder 27: September 2000
Folder 28: December 2000
Folder 29: February-March 2001
Folder 30: May 2001
Folder 31: August 2001
Folder 32: September 2001
Folder 33: Meeting with President Renu Khator, February 19, 2009
Sub-Series 3: Minutes
Box 1
Folder 34: February-July 2004
Folder 35: February-April 2005
Folder 36: January, September-October 2006
Folder 37: 2007
Folder 38: 2008
Folder 39: 2009
Folder 40: February-July 2010
Series 3: Mentoring Program
The materials contained in this series relate to the UCW mentoring program. The UCW established the program after conducting a study on the need for mentoring in 2004. The program was designed to help mentors and mentees develop to their full professional potential and provide economic benefits to the University of Houston.
Box 1
Folder 41: “An Implementation Study”, 2007
Folder 42: Correspondence, 2004-2009
Folder 43: Evaluation/ Survey, 2007-2008
Folder 44: Focus Groups, 2004
Folder 45: Junior Female Faculty Focus Group, 2004
Folder 46: Mentee Application Form, undated
Folder 47: “Mentoring for Results”, 2000
Folder 48: “Mentoring in a Higher Education Environment”, undated
Folder 49: Mentoring Style Indicator, undated
Folder 50: Objectives and Agenda, undated
Folder 51: Program Matches, undated
Folder 52: Survey, 2004
Folder 53: Proposal, 2006-2007
Folder 54: Staff Protégé Application, undated
Folder 55: Subcommittee Meeting, November 2006
Folder 56: “Train Mentor-Protégé Partners and Trainers”, 2004
Folder 57: Various, undated
Series 4: Reports
This series consists of reports conducted by the UCW. Included are reports on child care, domestic partner benefits and executive summaries. Of importance is the Report on the Status of Women from October 2007, the first conducted by the UCW.
Box 1
Folder 58: Annual Report, 2005-2006
Folder 59: Attachments, 1999
Folder 60: Child Care Center, 2001-2008
Folder 61: Domestic Partner Benefits, May 2010
Folder 62: Domestic Partner Benefits, October 2010
Folder 63: Drafts, 2001
Folder 64: Drafts, Spring 2007
Folder 65: Executive Summary, March 2001
Folder 66: Executive Summary, March 2001
Folder 67: Executive Summary, 2001
Folder 68: Executive Summary, May 2005
Folder 69: Extension of the Probationary Period for Childbirth or Adoption, 2006
Box 2
Folder 1: FY04 End of Year, 2003
Folder 2: Final Report, September 21, 2001
Folder 3: Report on the Status of Women, October 2007
Folder 4: Response, June 2000
Folder 5: Response, 2001
Folder 6: Response, January 2002
Folder 7: Response, 2008
Folder 8: Survey Sub-Committee, 2007
Series 5: Research
This series contains research materials of the UCW. Included are surveys as well as statistics concerning the University of Houston and comparable educational institutions.
Box 2
Folder 9: Affirmative Action Plan, 2000-2001
Folder 10: Campus Environment Survey, 2007-2009
Folder 11: Climate Survey, 2007
Folder 12: Fact Sheets, 2007
Folder 13: Statistics, 2005-2010
Series 6: General Information
This series consists of materials related to the UCW that do not fit into the previous series. Included are articles pertaining to the UCW, organizational brochures, and information related to Jeanneret Associates, a consulting firm employed by the UCW.
Box 2
Folder 14: Articles, 2000, 2007-2008
Folder 15: Brochures/Handouts, undated
Folder 16: Jeanneret Associates, 2000-2001
Folder 17: Various, undated

Browse by Series:

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[Series 2: Meetings],
[Series 3: Mentoring Program],
[Series 4: Reports],
[Series 5: Research],
[Series 6: General Information],

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