Primary information about University resources in the area of work-life balance are available through the Dean of the Faculty's Family-Friendly Policies at Brown University website. Additionally, ADVANCE maintains the following resource pages:
- Dependent Care
Includes child care information on Brown University policies, local child care and primary/secondary school information, funding support for faculty, and Ivy League Plus comparison of child care programs.
- Dual Career
Includes extensive local employment information as well as resources for academic leadership and policy makers.
- Family Caregiving
Includes elder care resources and Brown programs.
- Living in Providence
A guide for relocation to the state of Rhode Island.
- Privacy Rooms
Privacy rooms are temporary, private spaces for nursing mothers. Resources include information on the policy and privacy room locations on campus for use by Brown University faculty, staff, and students.
- Work-Life Balance: Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate Support
Includes information on the offices across campus and their specific programs available to parents and family caregivers.
Transforming Academic Departments:
- The Chair's Role in Helping Faculty Negotiate Work and Family Issues
From the American Council on Education, this brief report provides information on the research findings of ACE as well as recommendations for how department chairs can address the issues raised.
- Faculty and Families: Negotiating Dual Career Hires and Caretaking Leaves, Nov 2009
Presented by Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Doherty, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, this session for department chairs provides an outline of Brown University family-friendly policies and protocols.
- Stealing the Best Talent in an Era of Tight Budgets, Oct 2008
Professor Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of Law met with Brown University department chairs to discuss dual career issues and recruitment.