Privacy Rooms

March 24, 2011 at 9:17 am 1 comment

Last year, we analyzed the work-life/dependent care websites of the IVY Plus institutions to create a list of important programs for faculty, especially women faculty.  We came up with the following categories: financial adoption assistance, affiliated child care centers, babysitting support, breastfeeding support, committee on status of women, emergency/back-up care, financial assistance, tenure clock extension, and resource/referral service.  See our Dependent Care wiki for more information.

A few universities had programs in all areas, Brown, however, did not.  One of the areas we didn’t have a formal program was Breastfeeding support.  Brown does have a nursing policy, and the ADVANCE staff has recently joined a committee to help provide regularly designated privacy rooms across campus.  Initial meetings have led to a website:  Privacy Rooms.  We are continuing to update and add to it and plan to link with other offices across campus.

How does your university support nursing mothers?



Entry filed under: work-life_balance.

Happy National Engineers Week 2011

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Peggy Layne  |  March 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Virginia Tech now has lactation rooms in 16 campus buildings and a requirement for all new buildings to include them.


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