The WFN was started in part by a generous NSF grant won by UTPA to recruit, support and retain women faculty into the STEM: Science, Technology, Engendering and Math. The network was extended to include all women faculty.
The meetings were held at UTPA but this semester they extended a warm invitation to all UTB faculty, soon to be peers at UTRGV.
So, why a special organization for women faculty. Oh, let me see if I can come up with a couple good reasons:
In 1975 the average women faculty salary was 81% of what male faculty earned. In 2009-2010 the average women faculty salary was 81% of what male faculty earned.
That is pretty much the only argument I need for a strong women's faculty network. However join us as we explore more ways to make UTRGV a family friendly place.
Women's Faculty Network: Winter Brunch and Workshop on Grant Writing or Publishing
Date: Thursday, December 4th.
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: UTPA Borderlands Room, , EDUC 3.204
Location: UTB Main 1-304 Center for Teaching and Learning Refreshments will be served.