The Organization of Women Faculty (OWF), established in 2006, has a two-fold mission. OWF serves as a campus-based group through which faculty can identify and discuss issues that are especially relevant to women faculty at all stages of their career, such as equity, career advancement, child care, research support, life balance, mentoring or being mentored, and teaching.
OWF serves as an important voice to the administration, and members work with the University's leadership to address areas that will improve and enhance the academic workplace at UAlbany. There is also an important professional and social connections component to the organization. OWF regularly brings together faculty from across the University for a variety of events, ranging from reading groups to outside speakers to networking luncheons. Through these activities women faculty at UAlbany have an opportunity to meet and get to know colleagues from across the campus and to learn broadly about the University and the work of others. A faculty steering committee guides the work of the organization.
Who Can Attend OWF Events?
The initial focus of the Organization of Women Faculty has been to create meetings, programs and events to meet the needs and interests of women faculty who are tenured or on the tenure-track. Although there have been many women's groups on campus, there has not been such a group in decades. Nonetheless, like any University event, OWF events are open to all who share an interest in these topics.