Graduate students dependent care survey

Office of the Administrative Vice Chancellor and Graduate Division

To: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Dear Students and Postdoctoral Scholars:

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of childcare and schools in our communities as a support system for parents who are working and pursuing degrees.

As some graduate students and postdocs begin to return to campus while others continue to study remotely, our early care and education centers are gradually reopening following new state health guidelines. Our on-campus schools, UCLA Lab School and Geffen Academy at UCLA, are working through plans for fall instruction. We can anticipate that surrounding independent schools and public school districts will likely include a mix of in-person and remote instruction. Given this new reality, we recognize that many of our graduate students and postdocs will have unmet needs for childcare or other types of dependent care.

In order to better understand the dependent care needs of graduate students and postdocs this fall, we ask you to complete a brief survey. It will take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and the results will allow us to explore options for providing additional childcare.

Please submit your feedback no later than Monday, August 17, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your time in completing this brief survey.


Michael J. Beck
Administrative Vice Chancellor

Susan Ettner
Interim Dean, Graduate Division

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