CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Media Advisory: Council completes report card on status of UI women
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women
has completed its Fourth Annual Report Card and will have copies available
for reporters beginning Thursday, Feb. 18.
To obtain a copy contact Jan Warren, chair of the Council on the Status
of Women, at (319) 335-6148. Margaret Bass, chair of the council's affirmative
action subcommittee, is also available to comment on the report at (319)
For UI administration comments, contact Susan Mask, director of the
UI Affirmative Action Office, (319) 335-0705.
The Report Card grades the university in five areas: campus climate,
salary equity, recruitment and retention, sexual harassment, and overall
leadership. The new grades, along with grades from the previous reports
are as follows:
| Overall leadership
| Sexual harassment
| Recruitment and retention
| Salary equity
| Campus climate
The council's report contains a full explanation of the programs and
initiatives that were considered in determining each grade.
The Council on the Status of Women was established in 1976 and consists
of 20 voting members -- five members each from the faculty, professional
and scientific staff, merit staff, and student body -- as well as ex-officio
members from the office of the University Vice Presidents and Provost,
the Affirmative Action Office, the Women's Resource and Action Center,
the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, and the Women's Studies Program.