Parenthood on the ESS/Tenure-Track

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Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Purdy/Kresge Library #150 | Map
5265 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Seminar

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This two-part session includes an overview of legal and contractual issues in preparing for parenthood. The first hour includes discussion of FMLA and "modified duties" as laid out in the WSU-AAUP contract. The second hour includes a panel and interactive discussion with faculty and staff who will share the everyday challenges and rewards of parenting on the tenure-track. Come for one or both parts of this session. This seminar is co-sponsored with Office for Teaching and Learning.

By attending this session, you will be able to:

1)      Identify your legal and contractual rights with regard to parental and family leave

2)      Employ strategies to navigate work-family challenges both before and after the arrival of a child

3)      Build your network of faculty and staff who have successfully navigated this personal and career transition

Panelists include:
  • Krista Brumley, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Sarah Doyle, Academic Advisor III, Social Work
  • Michelle Fecteau, Executive Director, AAUP-AFT 6075
  • Cherise Frost, Academic Advisor III, Student Disability Services
  • Lars Johnson, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Rebecca Russell, Academic Advisor III, Biological Sciences

If capacity limit has been reached, please contact Jake Wilson ( to be placed on a waiting list.


Jake Wilson




Academic staff, Faculty, Staff