WIAD BUSINESS MEETING
7 JANUARY 1993
* A one-day training session on Gender Analysis for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management will be
held on January 18th, 1993 for graduate students. A faculty workshop will also be held in January. A core
group of 7 faculty members has been targeted. Three other faculty members have expressed interest.
* Jon Dain will work with a group of 8 resource people who are to work closely with the core-group of
faculty members during the whole semester to help them incorporate gender in their courses and activities.
International Institute for Gender Studies
* Anita Spring announced the initial confirmation for the Institute, given by International Programs and the
Women's Studies Board. All approved of the creation of such an institute.
* Two qualified consultants will come to UF to evaluate and give their advice on the project. They will also
work with various groups (including WIAD) and faculty dealing with gender issues on campus. Funding for
bringing these two consultants has been approved.
Kate Cloud, Irene Tinker, Cornelia Flora, Diane Wolf and Barbara Slayter-Thomas are being considered for
this consulting role.
* In the proposal, the Gender Institute, WIAD and Women Studies are considered as three overlapping
spheres. The question remains as to how WIAD will interact with the Institute.
* WIAD is temporarily responsible for the management of the Certificate until the Gender Institute is
* Procedures for the delivery of the Certificate have been discussed. Marianne Schmink raised the question
of whether an advising committee should be set up. This committee would advise students on which courses
to take and make sure the student has filled all the requirements before delivering the Certificate. The
committee should be composed of three persons. It should also be multidisciplinary. The committee would
also be responsible for adding new courses to the Certificate's list.
Sandra Russo will consult Dean Connor about procedures for the appointment of committee members.
* Constance McCorkle has agreed to come and give two talks, respectively on women and livestock, and how
to reconcile livestock and the environment on February 19, 1993. Peter Hildebrand has agreed to co-sponsor
her trip, along with Dr Simpson from Animal Sciences.
* Marianne Schmink announced a new TCD Speaker Series focused on health, the environment and
development. WIAD will co-sponsor and help publicize the talks.
Women's Studies Conference
* There is still a possibility that Carolyn Moser, currently at the World Bank, will come for the Women's
Conference (8-11 April, 1993). Helen Safa will contact her for a more precise commitment.
* WIAD will assist in organizing a round-table on Women and Structural Adjustment.