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UB Co-Hosts 20th Annual College and University Work-Life-Family Conference, May 7-9

May 2, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore will co-host the 20th annual conference of the College and University Work-Life-Family Association, to be held May 7-9 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore. Working with conference partner the Johns Hopkins University, UB will support a series of critical discussions on the various ways that colleges and universities can lead the nation in establishing a more productive balance between professional responsibilities and personal satisfaction. The conference's theme, "Innovatively Leading the Next 20 Years of Work/Life in Higher Education," is indicative of CUWFA's long-term goal for educators across the nation.

Laura Bryan, dean of UB's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver welcoming remarks for the conference on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. on the 7th floor of the conference hotel. William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, will join her in welcoming the conferees.

"Higher education institutions and their leaders have realized the necessity and value of implementing benefits, programs, and policies to promote work-life effectiveness and satisfaction among their faculty and staff members," Bryan said of UB's role in the conference. "This conference brings together institutions to share and learn best practices; the UB is co-hosting the conference by giving presentations on effective leader strategies as well as best practices for retirement transitions of faculty.  UB is working closely with JHU on the logistics and conference schedule to insure that conference attendees have a memorable experience in Baltimore."

Bryan said that UB is becoming an influential campus on a variety of topics related to work/life balance in higher education. The University has undertaken a number of initiatives designed to help the individual and the institution work together to set priorities, from classroom teaching assignments and scholarly research and writing, to post-career opportunities and consultative roles.

For a complete overview of the 2014 CUWFA conference, including the program and attendance details, go here.

Learn more about UB's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.