Faculty can better reach their professional goals and feel satisfied working at the University of Maine if they achieve a healthy work-life balance.
To support this healthy balance UMaine has adopted policies enabling faculty members to stop their tenure clock when their families have grown or when they, or a family member, become ill. Another policy lets faculty members with new children teach less, for a time, in favor of other work responsibilities. And Maine Career Connect is available to help newly relocated professionals and their families assimilate into the community.
Rising Tide policy goals include:
In collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, the Rising Tide team developed an informational brochure highlighting policies such as Stop the Tenure Clock and Alternatives to Teaching, and created work-life balance webpages to provide easy access to consistent information.
The Rising Tide Center will build on previous efforts to implement best practices that advance gender equality at UMaine.
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Image Description: Image of postcard highlighting two of UMaine's family friendly policies.