Faculty Parent Support


Doing It All When Your Children Are Small:  A Support Group for Faculty Parents 


Attention, faculty parents!   The demands of parenthood can be overwhelming and the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified these challenges.  Faculty parents are not only teaching courses, trying to write and conduct research, but also caring for and schooling their children.  Do you sometimes feel as though you’ll never sleep again, let alone have a clear intellectual thought?  Does publishing seem like a pipe dream?  You are not alone.  

In Spring 2021, we will host five (5) drop-in Zoom support group meetings at various days to accommodate faculty parent schedules.  Join for as long as you would like, whether it’s 5 or 50 minutes. Meet and connect with others as we share ideas and strategies for engaging in research and writing while parenting, especially under these new physical distancing conditions. 

All parents are welcome, as are their children!

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • Monday, April 5, 12 pm-1 pm
  • Tuesday, April 20, 12 pm-1 pm- Special Guest Kelly Twibell - Faculty Parenting in a Pandemic and Transitioning to Summer
  • Wednesday, May 5, 12 pm-1 pm
  • Thursday, May 20, 12 pm-1 pm 
  • Friday, June 4, 12 pm-1 pm

The convener of the Faculty Parent Support Group, Professor Diane Wolf, is also available for one-on-one communication to accommodate your schedule. Please contact Professor Diane Wolf directly via email at dlwolf@ucdavis.edu.

For additional information and all other inquiries, please contact Diane Wolf, dlwolf@ucdavis.edu, or Brad Horton, Program Coordinator for Faculty Relations and Development, bhorton@ucdavis.edu