The URI Work-Life Committee includes a group of volunteer staff, faculty, and students who formed in 2003 due to the joint efforts of the URI NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program and the URI President’s Commission on the Status of Women. The Committee remains active, meeting throughout the year. Its mission is to increase awareness about the importance of workplace flexibility and address the needs of our changing workforce by promoting work-life policies, programs, research, and best practices at URI and beyond. In addition to dedicated volunteer efforts, the work of the Committee has been enabled through funding from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, the Elsevier Foundation, the URI Schmidt Labor Research Center, and the Division of Administration and Finance.
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Members (2011 – 2012)
|Laura Beauvais, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Management
Room 114, Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
|Matthew Bodah, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Economics
Research Director, Schmidt Labor Research Center
807 Chafee Social Science Center
|Patricia Casey, CPA, CFE
Room 103, Carlotti Bldg.
75 Lower College Rd.
Director, Personnel Services, Human Resource Administration
80 Lower College Rd.
|Helen Mederer, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Chaffee Social Science Center
Assistant Director of Custodial Services
523 Plains Road
|Karen J. Sherman
Department of Housing and Residential Life
Roger Williams Commons, 18 Butterfield Road
|Barbara Silver, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Research Coordinator, Schmidt Labor Research Center
36 Upper College Road