WIAD BUSINESS MEETING FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 1993
ATTENDING: Charlene Brewster Peter Hildebrand
Bea Covington Anita Spring
Gretchen Greene Lisette Staal
I MINUTES--3RD SEPTEMBER 1993
The minutes of the WIAD Business Meeting were approved with no
amendments. It was decided to distribute these minutes to all WIAD members
present at the meeting of September 3rd, as well as other key persons including Dean
Connor. It was noted that these minutes could also be distributed via electronic mail.
II AWID MEETING
SSix graduate students expressed an interest in attending the AWID meetings
October 20-24. It was decided to facilitate attendance at the meetings of these
students through the availability of a State van. It was also decided to provide
additional financial support--cost of registration--to those members of the WIAD
training group who are attending the Conference. Support was forthcoming with the
proviso that WIAD be presented with a report summarizing Conference proceedings
and that participants present a Seminar on this topic. The possibility of paying for an
institutional membership of WIAD in AWID out of these funds was also mentioned.
III WIAD TRAINING COMMITTEE
It was reported that the WIAD Training Committee will hold their first meeting
for the semester on Tuesday, October 5th at 10:30 AM in Building 810. The purpose
of this meeting will be to plan WIAD training activities over the next nine months.
Dr. Spring reported that her class, ANT 6933, Development and Gender Issues,
which will be taught in the spring semester, may be able to make use of the Training
Group's expertise. The class is presently scheduled for Wednesdays, periods 5-7 in
1321 Turlington, but Dr. Spring proposed that it be held on Thursday evenings,
periods E1-E3, in which case she could get two seminar rooms, one for the mini-
gender class and one for audio-visual sessions. The class would still be held in
Turlington, due to the proximity of the Office of Instructional Resources and its audio-
Dr. Smith also mentioned her class to be taught in the Spring, HOE 5555,
Women in Agricultural Development.
V WIAD SPEAKER SERIES
It was reported that Ana Mesa, working with Womens' Cooperatives in Cost
Rica will be brought to the U.S. by Dr. Swisher, and is attempting to get a multiple
visa; we do not know when she will arrive.
It was decided that WIAD should include Jean Stubbs' seminar, cosponsored
with Women's Studies and the Rockefeller Colloquium Series (Center for Latin
American Studies), in the WIAD speaker series.
Dr. Spring mentioned that a Tanzanian Women in Development expert with a
background in management and business, will be here in the Spring. She also
mentioned Kate Cloud, who is currently at the University of Illinois and specializes in
the agricultural field of WID, could be a speaker in the Spring. Cornelia Butler Flora
was mentioned as another possibility.
IV WID CERTIFICATE
It was decided that applications to the WID Certificate Program will be passed
on for screening to members of the Advisory Committee who are Drs. Russo,
Hildebrand, Schmink, Spring, and Smith.
It was noted that Graduate certificates do not appear on UF transcripts.
However, as the main opponent to placing the certificates on transcripts has retired,
there is a good possibility that this situatioh wRl change in the future.
VI FARMING SYSTEMS MEETINGS
Dr. Hildebrand urged that all people who intended to attend any of the meetings
or related events register as soon as possible, in order to help preparations.
It was remarked that Cornelia Butler Flora will be at the meetings.
VII NEW BUSINESS
No new business.
Next business meeting: 11:00 AM, Friday, 3 December, 1993.
Dr. Peter Hildebrand
Food & Resource Economics
P.O. Box 110240