Councils & Committees - Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

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The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women is an administrative committee that has existed on campus since the mid 1970s. It draws its membership from faculty, staff, and students on campus with standing members including the director of the Women's Center, our Title IX Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Officer, chair(s) from the Senior Women's Council and chair(s) from the Professional Women's Association. The charge of CACSW is to advise and consult with the Chancellor about concerns and issues regarding the status of women at UCSB. The committee engages in the review of drafts of campus and systemwide policies pertaining to campus women (e.g., parental leaves, sexual harassment, gender equity in sports). The CACSW along with the Women's Center organizes a panel discussion "Demystifying the Tenure Process" for junior faculty women on a yearly basis. The CACSW conducts meetings and investigations on issues including leadership, governance, representation of women in faculty and key administrative positions, pay equity, career equity review, work/life, staff-student ratio, Title IX, safety, student parent registration, diversity training, and female graduate student representation, employment, and mentorship. Since 1997, CACSW has met annually with the Chancellor and his Vice-Chancellors to discuss a yearly report on the status of women.