MINUTES WIAD BUSINESS MEETING
19 MARCH 1993
The WIAD office now has a computer and printer; Dbase III will be installed soon. The telephone has been checked
by maintenance but still has problems with sound quality. The grad assistants will continue to work on this problem.
Bibliography Mark and Nathalie have been looking for videos and bibliographies requested by the participants of
the Gender Training seminar, mainly on women and the environment and natural resource management. They have
also started updating the WIAD bibliography for items published after 1988. This will be their primary responsibility
during Summer A term.
* Marianne Schmink will teach ANT 5267 "Anthropology and Development" next Fall which should be applied
towards the WID certificate. It will be listed in group II.
* An advisory committee will be formed, tentatively with Sandra Russo, Marianne Schmink, Peter Hildebrand,
Anita Spring and Susanna Smith. The committee will assign each WID certificate applicant to a faculty advisor to
assist with course selections. A form will be developed to keep track of the progress of each student and to be
circulated among the Committee for approval of coursework. If a course is taught by different professors, the
Committee will review the course for WID content.
* Distribution of the WID Certificate brochure should include the WIAD mailing list, in particular the Graduate
Coordinators on that list, as well as the Department Chairs of IFAS and of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Farming Systems group. Dean Connor
will give WIAD an account so that the brochure can be professionally printed by IFAS Editorial.
* The Faculty Training "Integrating the User Perspective and Gender Analysis into Agriculture and Natural
Resource Management" is running smoothly. Five faculty members are participating. Each has chosen one of
her/his courses in which to incorporate gender issues.
* Dean Connor suggested that WIAD should put together a 1/2 hour sensitivity session on gender analysis on
campus for IFAS Deans and Chairs.
* Susan Poats is coming to Gainesville on April 21, 1993. She will give a talk for the Farming Systems Seminar.
She has expressed her willingness to give a second talk for WIAD which will be scheduled at her convenience. Anita
Spring will not be able to speak on April 16. Janice Reid might come in April; WIAD will sponsor a talk if she is
able to come to campus.
Women's Studies Conference
* Carolyn Moser finally declined to come to the Women's Conference in April. She has not responded to our letter
inviting her to come at any convenient date for her.
* A panel on Structural Adjustment has been organized by WIAD members. It will be held on Saturday, April 10,
9:00 to 10:15 am, in Room 287 at the Reitz Union.
International Institute on Gender Studies
There will be a meeting with the Provost on April 14. A preparatory meeting was held on March 31.
The summer issue of the newsletter will appear at mid-April. If you have any information you would like to share,
let us know.
The next business meeting will be held in the beginning of Fall 1993.