UPEC academic meeting around the GenderTime project on June 25th 2013

The University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC) is one of the partners of the European project GenderTime, aimed at promoting gender equality, in collaboration with the local gender equality officer, Prof. Colette Guillopé.
The meeting gathered a group of around ten academics involved in teaching and research on gender at UPEC, in order to better identify their expectations and to seek further collaborative opportunities, especially around gender research and teaching. The participants are particularly interested in making teaching on gender more visible and improving the coordination between teaching programmes. They have proposed a new gender specific educational programme for undergraduate students (“licence”) at UPEC. These issues will be debated in an online workspace platform dedicated to UPEC staff (EPREL).
With the support of the UPEC academics, the gender eqality office and the UPEC gendertime team, the introduction of a “Gender chapter” is planned in the next university Contract for 2015-2019 (“plan quinquennal”)1. Proposals on gender equality in research and teaching and on career management, including the gender educational programme for undergraduate students are under preparation.
After the joint initiative of the gender equality office and the gendertime team, the president of UPEC, Prof. Luc Hittinger, has asked each faculty and service head to appoint a correspondent for gender equality. Dr. Hakima MOUNIR, associate professor in sociology, is the first correspondent who is nominated at the faculty of Education and Social Sciences and of Physical Education. Her researches addresse several aspects of the differentiated forms of socialization caused by families, training, school and labour market systems.
[1] The “Plan quinquennal” is a contract between the university and the Minsitry of Higher Education & Research on a five-year agenda concerning all dimensions of the university activities (accreditation of diplomas, research activities, social issues including gender equality, student and staff recruitment, etc.). The contract defines an agenda for the next period and evaluates the finishing period. At the end of each period, a new contract is negotiated.