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Oklahoma State University



Present:  Barbara Miller, Mary Larson, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Lynne Simpson-Scott, Tracy Boyer, Michele Seikel, Co-ming Chan, Carol Mason, Jen Macken, Merrall Price, Misty Smith, Provost Sternberg

Michele Seikel (Chair) called the meeting to order at 12:33 pm

Introductions & Welcome:

  • Everybody introduced themselves and Michele introduced Provost Sternberg

Discussion with Provost Sternberg:

  • Discussed child care on campus
    • Joint child care with Stillwater Medical Center
    • Priority enrollment in classes for students with children/families
    • Possibility of giving HES students internships at campus day care
    • Day care should be available for students as well
  • Discussed maternity leave policy for faculty and staff
  • Discussed tenure clock extension
  • Discussed FMLA
  • Discussed partner and targeted hires
  • Discussed women’s center
    • OSU does not currently have a women’s center

Approval of October Minutes:

  • There were a couple of corrections to the minutes
  • Mary moved to approve as amended; Barbara seconded

WFC Endowment:

  • Fundraising in December
  • Helps with retention

New Business:

  • Carol discussed a workshop by Gender and Women’s Studies to be held at OSU on January 21, 2011 at the Wes Watkins Center
  • Mary talked about the event at the University Club scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 4:30-7, where members of WFC will talk about the kinds of things WFC does to encourage more participation
  • Michele mentioned that we have received a few applications for the research awards


  • Next meeting, December 15th at 11:30 am
  • Meeting adjourned at 1:45 pm