Committee on Class and Labor
In February 2011, Provost Earl Lewis and Mike Mandl, executive vice president for finance and administration, appointed a committee to look at the issues of class and status at Emory. The Committee on Class and Labor is co-chaired by Nadine Kaslow, School of Medicine professor, chief psychologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, and past-president of the University Senate, and by Gary Hauk, vice president and deputy to the president.
The committee is investigating five central issues:
1. The role of class at Emory
2. The role of Emory as an employer of the non-academic labor market
3. An evaluation of data on promotion, advancement and self-improvement, e.g., courses, educational benefit, etc., within the Emory non-academic labor force.
4. An evaluation of structural impediments to employment and career advancement that can be improved.
5. The role of contractors at Emory and the principles that guide their use.
The committee is composed of faculty, students and staff (PDF). Their work is expected to span several semesters with a report on the first phase of its work due by the spring semester 2012.