AFW Membership Information
membership is open to all tenured, non-tenured, and
retired WSU faculty who support the purpose of AFW. The
categories of faculty
at WSU are: Academic, Extension, Library, and Student Affairs.
Everyone who supports the purpose of AFW is encouraged to join.
- To provide a means for faculty women to share mutual
interests, activities, and concerns, particularly as they relate to the
academic responsibilities of teaching, research, and service at WSU.
- To provide a structure through which issues that
impact faculty women, as an academic group, are considered and
addressed, particularly by providing input and
recommendations to bodies including the University Administration, the
Commission on the Status of Women, the
WSU Faculty Senate, and university committees.
- To further the professional growth of faculty women
through professional programs, state and national speakers, and
What we do:Most AFW activities occur during our monthly meetings. The meetings are informal, often held in a member's home.
At monthly meetings, AFW members interact with
key administrators, provide input on issues and initiatives of concern, and,
most importantly, build a support network.
We honor outstanding members of the WSU women's community through the
Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award . We honor outstanding WSU women
doctoral and master's candidates through the Harriett B. Rigas and
Founders Awards. We assist
women faculty with negotiating the waters at WSU. We
advance the role of women, provide information, and support women
faculty negotiating the waters at WSU. We make friends that
support us in our work, professions, and personal lives.
How you can become involved:
Join us! Come to a meeting. Enjoy the company and support
of your women colleagues. Share your ideas at meetings on on our
listserv (AFW_MemberTalk). Get informed. Meet leaders from
across the campus. Help academic women succeed. Serve on
committees. Become a officers.
Do as little or as much as you like -- AFW is here for you