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Oklahoma State University



Present:  Misty Smith, Karen Neurohr, Jen Macken, Merrall Price, Nicole Crethar, Robin Leech, Helen Clements, Michele Seikel and Tracy Boyer


Helen Clements (Chair) called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.


Approval of April Minutes:  
•    There was a motion to approve minutes with corrections; the motion was seconded and all in favor.  April minutes were approved as corrected.

Announcements – WFC Officers for 2009-2010:
•    Chair – Merrall Price
•    Vice-Chair – Michele Seikel
•    Secretary/Treasurer – Misty Smith
•    Faculty Council Liaison – Barbara Miller

Other Announcements:
•    ADVANCE Team Survey Report

o    619 responses to the survey
o    Well over 1/3 of the faculty

•    Gender/Women’s Studies Classes and Programming for Academic Year 2009-2010

o    Handout of classes in Gender and Women’s Studies that are being offered in the Fall 2009

Discussion of Future Direction for Day Care Initiatives:
•    Need to follow up on Day Care Initiatives
•    Technical writing class conducted a survey on interest in day care on campus
•    Push day care issue as a diversity problem
•    Write a grant for a feasibility study for approximately $20,000

Report on Contact with Dr. Jason Kirksey, New Head of Division of Institutional Diversity: 
•    Helen emailed Dr. Kirksey – waiting for response

Planning for Next Year’s Research Awards and Possible Participation in Research Week:
•    Consult larger body about research week speaker
•    Find out how much money we will have to pay a speaker
•    Draft out criteria for speaker
•    Look at women from this region within driving distance (OK, TX, KS, AR, CO) who have made a career out of women’s research
•    Discussed possible speakers for research week (Native Americans, possibly)
o    Maybe a panel with around 3 speakers
o    Ask student group association to participate in panel (Native American Student Association)
•    Will work on putting a form online to fill out instead of sending flyers out about Research Awards
•    Extend deadline to January 1
•    Discussed pros and cons of participating in Research Week

Other Women’s Issues for WFC Consideration:
•    Ask entire membership about what issues are important to them

Other Business:
•    Jen Macken would like to ask the entire membership if anyone would like her to come to a class and speak about women’s studies
•    Jen also mentioned that she is the incoming Vice Chair of GLBT if WFC would want to partner with them for anything

•    Meeting adjourned.  Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 11:30.