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CSWA Endorsement Policy Finalized

18 Mar 2020, 19:00 UTC
CSWA Endorsement Policy Finalized
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By Committee on the Status of Women in AstronomyCredit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRIThe Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) is charged with recommending actions to the AAS Board of Trustees that can improve the status of women in astronomy. One way that we accomplish this is to support individuals or groups that are working on or developing projects that align with our mission. The Committee recently adopted a policy clarifying our recommendations on proposals for projects or activities that we can endorse or support. Examples of projects that we supported in the past include: co-sponsorship of a special session at an AAS meeting or another meeting; endorsement of a workshop; or development of a workshop or other activity. Because of the range of possible activities and projects, we developed a policy to guide our future actions. Our full policy can be found here. Here, we provide a brief summary of the policy. Proposals most likely to receive our approval have the following characteristics: Assist the CSWA in fulfilling its charge. Benefit women with one or more marginalized identities in astronomy and related fields. Have a broad scope. Have potential for sustainability. We prefer to have input into any project that ...

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