Monday, March 22, 2010

Family Care Proposal

On Thursday March 25, the Senate will vote on a proposal to create a program to provide information on family care issues to the campus community.  The estimated cost of this program is $80,000-$85,000.  This program only provides information, not actual family care.  Specifically it aims to provide "seminars on quality child care and elder care; professional consultations addressing family care needs, options, and resources; establishment of a family care website; and educational resources to facilitate informed child and elder care choices. "

UMD has been woefully behind its peer institutions in providing family care (child, elder) for its employees. This is a small step, perhaps in the right direction.    I would like to hear from you if you think this is money well-spent.

The full proposal can be read here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Senate 2010

Another year upon us and a full slate of Senate meetings this semester. The meetings are open to all members of the campus community. While only Senators may vote at the meetings, any member of the campus community can speak on an issue under consideration the Senate. You need only be introduced by a Senator. If there is an issue that you feel strongly enough to speak about, please let me know and will be happy to sponsor you.

 Senate Schedule for Spring 2010
February 3, 2010 (Wednesday)
March 3, 2010 (Wednesday)
March 25, 2010 (Thursday)
April 8, 2010 (Thursday)
April 22, 2010 (Thursday)
May 5, 2010 (Wednesday)

Senate Meetings are held from 3:30PM-5:15PM in 0200 Skinner Hall