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Work/Life Support

Transitions Program  is only open to eligible faculty (i.e., women in STEMM and diverse faculty in any discipline), so the above statement about all university faculty does not apply here, although it does to the resources listed below. Although a university may have excellent leave policies, certain situations may require different solutions or supplemental support. The Transitions Program for tenure-track and tenured faculty provides exactly this type of additional support.

Travel Assistance Award Programis an initiative designed to support conference travel for women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines and/or diverse male and female faculty, with diversity defined in terms of under-represented minority (URM) status, in any discipline at WSU. The aim of the program is to recognize faculty impactful in their field, and to -promote scholarship and career development by providing a travel grant to support attendance at national conferences or international scientific meetings to present significant/novel findings.


The following program(s)/activitie(s) are part of the Work/Life Support Initiative, which aims to address institutional and individual barriers to retention and advancement for all university faculty members:

Work/Life Campus Resources

  • Child Care Resource & Referral: WSU Child Care Resource and Referral is a community service organization dedicated to the provision and development of licensed, quality, affordable early learning environments for all families in Whitman and Asotin Counties
  • Dual Work Balance: Dual career faculty couples face a unique set of challenges within the academic world. WSU’s Kirk and Noel Schulz’s article discusses their experiences over the last fifteen years related to work/life balance for a dual career engineering faculty couple.
  • Gender Inclusive and Trans* Support Work Group: 1. To update and review gender inclusive facilities listing available on all WSU campuses, 2. Assess gap areas for gender inclusive restrooms, and 3. Develop long term plan to incorporate gender inclusive restrooms on all campuses
  • Washington State Child Care Aware: Child Care Aware of Washington is dedicated to ensuring that every child in Washington has access to high-quality child care and early learning programs.
  • Women’s Resource CenterThe Center works to promote a safe and supportive climate that enables women to engage as full and active participants within the university system. The Center helps transform the educational environment into a more inclusive and progressive institution by assisting, supporting, and mentoring women at Washington State University.
    • Lactation Center: This recently updated space is located in the Women’s Center and provides a private, comfortable place to feed a child or use a breast pump. If you need to reserve the Lavender Lounge and Lactation Center for a particular time, do so by filling out the following form.
  • WSU Children’s CenterWashington State University Children’s Center provides care for the children of WSU students, staff, and faculty. We serve children from the age of 6 weeks through 12 years (5th grade).

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