October 8, 1991
To: WIAD members
From: Linda LaForest
Re: Minutes from October 4th meeting
The following are the minutes of the October 4, 1991 meeting as
recorded by the WIAD graduate assistant. Comments or
clarifications should be directed to Linda LaForest, FRE, 2120
Anne Moseley, this meeting's facilitator, opened by asking
attendees to introduce themselves. This was followed by a report
by Sandra Russo, WIAD co-coordinator. She began by thanking
various people for their support of the WIAD program; Dean
Lockhart for the WIAD assistantship, Dean Connor for providing an
administrative home for WIAD, Uma Lele for her attempts to
develop university-wide academic programs geared toward women,
Larry Libby (FRE chair) for offering support through Peter
Hildebrand's office, and Hildebrand for secretarial and
facilitative support. Russo then presented a brief history of
WIAD and read WIAD's statement of purpose as set forth in 1983.
Since this summer, WIAD has acquired funding for and hired a
graduate assistant, submitted a university catalog statement on
WIAD, sent out its first newsletter, established a speaker series
for the fall, updated its mailing list, and formed committees to
address various programs.
II. Committee Reports
-Research/Linkage: The group has met and discussed the need to
look at research being done now and how it can be applied to
extension. They have decided to shift their focus to combining
efforts with the training committee. Members are: Elizabeth
Bolton (reporting), Della McMillan, Helen Safa and Uma Lele.
-Training: The brochures on the two courses discussed last
meeting have been postponed. They are concentrating on turning
inward to begin to offer gender-related courses. Being discussed
is the idea of a series of training seminars beginning in January
but there is still a need to target the audience and resource
people. The hope is to use the training skills developed from
these seminars to generate ITD short courses to be offered
starting in the summer. The committee is next meeting Friday,
October 25 at 3:00 pm in the ITD office, building 810, room 11.
Members are: Lisette Walecka (reporting), Elizabeth Bolton,
Sandra Russo, Pam Pozarny, Kathy Gladden, and Bea Covington.
-Speakers: Series is as announced in newsletter. Members are:
Anne Moseley (reporting), Sandra Russo, and Connie Shehan.
-Outreach: The group as a whole has not met yet, but are in
contact with women in other areas of the university in the effort
to get all women on campus represented in some way. Although
there is still a long way to go, the hope is the eventual
establishment of a women's center at UF. Members are: Helga
Kraft (reporting), Christy Gladwin, and Ivonne Audirac.
-Women and International Studies: This is a group being
established by Uma Lele but includes several members of WIAD. It
is exploring ways to do the same sort of things that the outreach
committee wishes to do. WIAD members of this group: Helga Kraft
(reporting), Sandra Russo, Anita Spring, Helen Safa, and Uma
III. Vote on Leadership
Anne Moseley gave background on the circumstances surrounding the
selection of Sandra Russo and Peter Hildebrand at the July 31st
meeting. Due to concerns raised at the September meeting, the
group needed to vote again. The choices were: to elect different
co-coordinators, to elect one coordinator, or to keep as co-
coordinators Russo and Hildebrand. Moseley then went around the
table and asked people to state whether they were available as
either coordinator, co-coordinator, or in a supportive role.
Hildebrand stated that he was available as a co-coordinator only,
and that his office would continue to offer its support
regardless of his position in the group. Russo stated that she
was available as either sole or co-coordinator. Gladwin and
Audirac volunteered to play supportive roles. No others were
available for any of these positions. LaForest moved that the
group vote on either Russo as sole coordinator or Russo and
Hildebrand as co-coordinators. Suzanna Smith seconded the
motion. The results of the voting were as follows: Russo as
sole coordinator 2, Russo and Hildebrand 9. There were 7
abstentions. The final list of those listed as playing
supportive roles is: Smith, McDade, Safa, McMillan, Moseley,
Dean Connor told the group that he had volunteered to be WIAD's
administrative liaison, not drafted. Ken Buhr proposed that WIAD
become a user on an electronic mail information network. The
meeting was then adjourned at 12:00.
November 1, 1991 at 11:00 in 1151 McCarty.
MIAMI CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 8-12:
WIAD has a van to take conference attendees to Miami. We will
be leaving late Nov 7 (Thurs) or early Nov 8 (Fri). Please
contact Linda LaForest if you are interested in traveling down to
Miami, even if you are not interested in going in the van. If
there is not enough demand for the van, I will try to coordinate
carpools. My number is 392-1870 or 372-9781 after 6:00.
EIGHT ANNUAL WORLD FOOD DAY TELECONFERENCE; Wednesday, October
16, 1991. 12:00 3:00 in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Entitled
"The Hunger Puzzle: Putting the International Pieces Together".