WIAD BUSINESS MEETING OCTOBER 1 1993
1. Minutes of Meeting 3rd September 1993
2. Update AWID Meetings
3. WIAD Training Committee
4. WIAD Speaker Series
5. WID Certificates
6. Farming Systems Meetings
7. Any other Business
WIAD BUSINESS MEETING FRIDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 11:00 AM
ATTENDING: Connie Campbell. Sandra Russo
Gretchen Greene Helen Safa
Peter Hildebrand Lisette Staal
Todd Johnson Suzanna Smith
Nathalie Lebon Mark Swanson
Anne Moseley Wilma Trujillo
I Introduction of New WIAD Assistants
The two new WIAD Assistants for 1993/1994 are Charlene Brewster and Allan
Wood. Charlene is a new graduate student in Food and Resource Economics and
Allan is in Latin American Studies.
II AWID Meeting
The Association for Women in Development (AWID) will be holding its Sixth
International Forum in Washington DC from October 20-24 1993. Dean Connor's
Office has provided funds to facilitate student travel to these meetings, which will
cover transportation costs for approximately ten people in a van.
The ten seats will be apportioned following an assessment of the number of
students interested in attending the meetings. If a large number of students indicate
an interest, then individuals will be asked to submit a brief statement justifying their
attendance. Otherwise, seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Details of the AWID meeting will be announced in a flier in the near future.
The sample brochure detailing the Women In Development (WID) Graduate
Certificate was distributed. The brochure is to be mailed to WIAD faculty members
in order to solicit any further changes to the course content. It was asked whether
undergraduate courses could be included in the approved list of classes.
It was also agreed to consider the suggestion that some form of participation
in WIAD may also count towards meeting the certificate requirements, in lieu of one
of the courses.
IV Bibliography Priorities
It was decided that efforts by WIAD to update the bibliography on women in
agricultural development would now focus on more specialized material, as well as on
a more specialized clientele i.e. individuals at the University of Florida. In particular,
it was decided that future efforts should concentrate on cataloguing videos on women
in development, training materials for research involving gender analysis, and
unpublished literature by UF faculty and students.
It was anticipated that compiling an inventory of unpublished literature would
be problematic, therefore faculty will be notified of this intention through a flier. This
will be followed by phone calls and office visits/appointments, and thank-you letters
to members who contribute.
Connie Campbell indicated that she was in charge of the TCD/CLAS's
bibliography of the Amazon Basin which contains details of Women's Issues, and
which has also experienced the same cataloguing problems related to the recent
increase in publications on the subject matter. She offered to provide suggestions for
the maintenance of the WIAD collection in the future.
The WIAD Library was the subject of much discourse regarding its content and
availability. Some members appeared to know little about its content and target
audience. It was agreed that people need to be informed of the services that WIAD
provides and asked for suggestions. This applies particularly to the WIAD Library,
which could be expanded through donations or the purchase of recommended
V Newsletter Suggestions
It was decided to print a newsletter more frequently. Specifically, a one-page
monthly newsletter was recommended, to be supplemented at the end of each
semester by a longer newsletter summarizing the term's accomplishments and events.
The rationale for this is that a smaller newsletter with a clearer format would be more
easily read by the membership and would also be more conducive to attracting
potential members. It was also suggested that a calendar be printed on the back of
the monthly newsletter, to serve as a reminder of WIAD events. Anne Moseley of
Food and Resource Economics agreed to liaise with the WIAD assistants in this
VI Speaker Series
Suggestions for speakers for the 1993-1994 year were solicited. Caroline
Moser was suggested as a possible speaker. It was also mentioned that there will be
a roundtable (not with WIAD) consisting of four Cuban and four North American
women during the beginning of December. The possibility for a talk by one of the
members of the roundtable will be investigated.
The Speakers have been scheduled to talk on Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov.
12, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3. All talks will be in McCarty 1151 from 12:00-1:00 unless
problems with scheduling these facilities arise. Business meetings have been
scheduled to take place in MCC 1151 from 11:00-12:00 on Oct. 1 and Dec. 3.