Offerings include parental leave for all faculty and graduate students, automatic tenure clock extension for faculty who take maternity leave and automatically approved tenure clock extension for all faculty with a new child in the family, child care adjacent to campus, lactation rooms at several locations around campus, and dual career hiring assistance for prospective faculty.
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Dual Career Hiring Assistance for Prospective Faculty
For spouses and partners who are searching for faculty positions: The provost partners with colleges to support dual career hiring in academic departments. The Target of Opportunity Hiring Program allows departments to take advantage of the availability of a specific scholar without a planned search. Faculty should discuss possible dual career hiring with their department head, who can work with their dean to develop a request for assistance.
Staff and Faculty on 12-Month Appointments. New parents (both mothers and fathers) are eligible for parental leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. This leave may be paid for with your accumulated sick and/or annual leave. Details about the length of time you may take and how and when to apply are on the Human Resources website .
Graduate Students. All full-time, matriculated graduate students anticipating the birth or care of a newborn or placement or car of an adopted or foster child may apply for relief from academic responsibilities for a period of up to six weeks. This allows graduate students to maintain full-time registered student status. See policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-15-08 .
Extension of the Tenure Clock
The tenure clock may also be extended for health reasons and to care for an ill or elderly family member. The Tenure Clock Extension Policy states “Extensions are intended to accommodate faculty and the institution in those cases in which compelling circumstances result in the practical impossibility of the faculty member to carry out the development of the faculty member’s program on the normal schedule implied by the original appointment term.”
In all cases it is important to request the extension as early as possible.
There are three ways to initiate a tenure clock extension:
- Automatic approval: In instances where faculty have a new child in the family, they may request tenure clock extension within one year following the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child by submitting the Notification of a Birth, Adoption, or Placement of a Foster Child form. Approval is automatically granted.
- Automatic: Approved family medical leave of 60 calendar days or longer will automatically extend the tenure clock.
- Not Automatic: In all other cases the request for extension may be initiated by the faculty member, department head or the dean. Based on consultation with the faculty member and the department head, the dean will determine whether to request an extension and submit the request to the Provost. The descriptions above are abbreviated. Full details, definitions of terms, and forms are provided in the university Tenure Clock Regulation.
The HR Benefits Child Care Resources Website provides information about other childcare providers, dependent day care flexible spending accounts, tax information, and discounts.
Lactation and Baby Care Rooms
NC State has 14 lactation rooms throughout the campus. The list of campus lactation rooms provides the locations of the rooms, information on how to reserve the rooms and contact information for accessing the rooms. The Lactation Support Guidelines website provides information about the requirements for lactation spaces at NC State and guidelines regarding paid break time.
The NC State Design and Construction Guidelines (http://www.ncsu.edu/
For some history about lactation rooms at NC State, see the Faculty Senate resolution for the provision of lactation space in NC State facilities, which was adopted on April 21, 2009. For general information about best practices for lactation rooms, see the very informative AIA white paper.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
There are several organizations and centers devoted to gender issues, such as the NC State Women’s Center, the Council on the Status of Women, and the Association of Women Faculty. Opportunities for leadership training, library and curricular resources for studying women and gender, and programs devoted to women’s health are listed. Also included are NC State organizations for faculty and staff women, whose aims are to improve the climate for women on this campus and increase the representation of women among the faculty.
Organizations and Committees
Women's Center and Women's and Gender Studies
- NC State Women’s Center . The NC State Women’s Center is a catalyst and resource that advances gender equity and social justice through education, advocacy, and leadership for the campus community. The Women’s Center provides a number of programs, services, and leadership opportunities to engage the campus community on issues related to gender equity. Some of the available resources to faculty and staff include: Don’t Cancel that Class educational programs, collaborations on proposals and grant-writing, support groups, and referrals related to interpersonal violence.
- Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The intellectual mission of WGS grows out of the recognition that gender—cultural ideas about what it means to be masculine or feminine or other—profoundly impacts our lives. Our WGS courses engage students in work that illuminates the history and effects of gender and, importantly, how it intersects other identity categories such as race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality.