The Advocacy Committee represents the postodoctoral community as whole in many of its interactions with the administration and in numerous quality of life issues. These include (but are not limited to):
- Achieving adequate benefits for postdocs commensurate with the level of education and skill demonstrated by the Ph.D., and communicating the content of these benefits to the postdoctoral community.
- Polling the postdoc community on a regular basis to ascertain top concerns to address with the administration to improve the postdoc experience.
- Seeking recognition for postdocs as members of the campus community with a distinct set of contributions and needs, and work to get a voice in campus decisions that affect postdocs.
- Serving as an advocate for the general wellbeing of postdocs with special attention to female, minority and international scholars.
If you have any questions regarding these or any related issues please contact the advocacy committe, and we will attempt to address your issue as quickly as possible. The Advocacy Committee Chair is Kunio Sayanagi.