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Group Title: Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) papers
Title: Memorandum from Linda LaForest to WIAD members
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Title: Memorandum from Linda LaForest to WIAD members minutes of February 7th meeting
Series Title: Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) papers
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Language: English
Creator: Women and Agricultural Development Program
Publisher: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publication Date: February 10, 1992
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February 10, 1992


To: WIAD Members
From: Linda LaForest
Re: Minutes of February 7th Meeting


The meeting opened with a call for reports from WIAD's standing committees. Lisette
Staal reported on the progress of the Training-Committee's on-going seminar series on
gender analysis and training techniques. Approximately 30 people have been attending
the seminars each week. Most are graduate students, although the original intent was
to attract faculty members. The committee had received a RFP from the USDA for a
training course, but decided not to submit a proposal. Future projects the committee
wants to address are gender analysis training for faculty, evaluating the lessons learned
from the current seminar series, and possibly a short course or series of short courses
to be given in the summer of 1993. For the Speakers Committee, Anne Moseley stated
that the plans are being finalized for the March conference. Please see the newsletter for
details on speakers and the conference.

Helga Kraft reported on the efforts of women across campus who are interested in joining
together with others to formulate common proposals or an Institute for International
Women/Gender Research. Kraft discussed the four types of institutes that exist and
suggested that the mpst promising type would be one affiliated with and supported
(formally or informally yhe University. Helen Safa suggested that we should aim for one
that has the financial support of the University. The Institute is proposed to act as an
umbrella organization under the Office of International Programs (Dr. Lele's office),
encompassing Women's Studies, WIAD, and other interested groups while allowing each
group to maintain its autonomy. The exact structure, however, is still unclear. The
arguments for pursuing this type of institute and WIAD's inclusion under it are: the
emerging currents within the university that emphasize international programs and
women's studies (as demonstrated in the consolidation of international studies under the
new office and the support of Women's Studies) are ones within which WIAD can be
strengthened and grow; the potential to have basic WIAD infrastructure provided (e.g.
office space in Tigert); and easier access to information and other women's groups
across campus. Questions about WIAD's involvement in this proposed institute centered
around: the heirarchy of administration that would be involved in this institute how it will
be directed and to what level would WIAD's autonomy be compromised; the allegiance
of WIAD to its agriculture (IFAS) connection; possibilities of funding, or lack of such, for
an institute given the university system's financial belt-tightening; and the need for more
information on other options, including looking at other institutions and centers at UF.

Anita Spring discussed a proposed concentration in Women in Development for graduate
students. She handed out a memo on courses that cover or include the topic of women
in development. The listing of courses showed that enough courses do exist for a







graduate concentration, and members agreed that this project should be pursued. After
discussion, it was agreed at h_ Master's level concentration should require 9 credits
oteurs, and the PhD 12 The proposed concentration must go through the
curriculum process in the appropriate colleges, and details on administration must still be
decided.

The meeting ended with an affirmation of the desire to continue with WIAD. However, the
group needs to decide exactly what WIAD is and what direction would we like it to go.
In the meantime, some WIAD members will remain involved in the formation of the new
Institute, keeping WIAD members informed without a commitment of WIAD at the present.




Next speaker: February 21, 12:00 in McCarty 1151.

Next business meeting: March 6, 11:00 in McCarty 1151.









February 1992


Dear WIAD Members,

The following courses are potential requirements for a

graduate concentration in Women in Development. The proposal is

to have the concentration require 9 credit hours for the

Master's program and 12 credit hours for the PhD program; two

courses from Group 1 and one course from Group 2 for the Master's

level; and two courses from Group 1, one course from Group 2, and

one course from Group 3 or perhaps research credits for the PhD

level. These are suggestions for the concentration, and details

are still flexible.

All of the following courses are 3 hours of credit, and at

least eight of the fourteen meet in the spring.


Thank you,


Dr. Anita Spring
Department of Anthropology

Linda LaForest
WIAD Graduate Assistant


GROUP 1 100% WID

ANT 5303

ANT 6933

HOE 5555

LAS 6938

WST 6xxx


GROUP 2 20-30% WID

AEB 4164

AEB 6651

ANT 6387

GEO 6509


GROUP 3 <20% WID

AEB 6634

AGG 5932

AGG 5425

AGG 5813

ANT 5467









COURSES WITH WID CONTENT


Course No.

AEB 4164

AEB 6634

AEB 6651

AGG 5932

AGG 5425

AGG 5813

ANT 5303

ANT 5467

ANT 6387

ANT 6933

GEO 6509

HOE 5555

LAS 6938

WST 6xxx


Course Title

Econ Anal in Small Farm Systems

Ag Dev't Administration

Ag's Role in Latin America &
Africa
Food in Africa

Sustainable Agriculture

Farming Systems Research & Ext

Women & Development

Culture and Nutrition

Anthropology of Latin America

Special Topics in WID

Econ Dev't in Africa

Women in Agricultural Dev't

Women & Dev't in Latin America

Interdisciplinary Perspectives
in Gender Studies


% WID

20

*

20-30

10

*

10

100

10-20

25-30

100

20

100

100

100


Professor

Hildebrand

Andrew &
McDermott
Gladwin

Hansen

York

Hildebrand

Safa, Spring,
Schmink
Lieberman

Safa

Spring

McDade

S. Smith,
Tichenor
Safa, Schmink

Women's Studies
Faculty


* not specific reference to WID but general sensitivity to role of women in
development


Responses from:
FRE: Andrew/McDermott, Hildebrand, Gladwin
ANT: Lieberman, Safa, Spring, Schmink
AGG: York, Hansen, E. Smith
GEO: McDade/Malecki
HOE: S. Smith


Please send additional information about other courses with WID content to
Dr. Anita spring, 1350 Turlington.




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