Archives—January 2015

Your feedback is appreciated!

We are seeking your feedback to help us as we re-vamp the WorkLife Connections website. You might have noticed the SEND FEEDBACK button on the bottom-right of the website. Please…send us your feedback!

What do you think is missing from these pages? What would you like to see? What do you think isn’t necessary on the website? The SEND FEEDBACK button will be there through the end of February, so please, let us know how you think we can improve this website for you.

Thanks for your help!


You’re invited

We recently held our second WorkLife Programming Advisory Committee (WPAC) monthly meeting, and we’re beginning the hands-on work of understanding the quality of worklife blending here at Michigan Tech. Many issues have been brought to us: everything from childcare and elder care needs, to mentoring and professional development, and discussions of the technology infrastructure and services that are necessary to support a strong and flexible work environment.

While I  hope you’ll take time to take this informal survey, I’d also like to invite you to get in touch if you’d like to participate on any of our subcommittees. Specifically, we are looking for interested individuals to help out with:

  • Childcare and eldercare issues and concerns
  • Policies that support a good work-life blend for University employees
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • IT service, software, and technology infrastructure needs that support worklife quality and flexible work options
  • Professional and career development needs and interests

You can email me directly if you’re interested in helping out: amkitalo@mtu.edu.

Thank you!


How’s your work-life blending going?

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day responsibilities (both work and home), and forget to take a quick breather for ourselves. I know I often feel as if I am running from task-to-task and place-to-place trying to meet obligations, and feeling as if I am on auto-pilot.

The WorkLife Programming Advisory Committee would like to hear from you—When it comes to blending work and home lives, what are your concerns? challenges? interests?

To make it easier for you, we’ve set up a simple survey. We are asking you to login to the survey so only Michigan Tech community members can take the survey, however we are not collecting your username, so your responses are entirely anonymous. You can also login to change your responses later, if you’d like. The survey will be available until

We’d appreciate it if you can take a few moments (and a breather!) to take the survey and let us know what’s important to you. Thank you!