ERIC Number: ED408298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of State University System of Florida Women's Studies Programs. Report for the Florida Board of Regents.
Musil, Caryn McTighe
This document reports on the evaluation of eight women's studies programs in the State University of Florida System. After reviewing the development of women's studies as a discipline, sections of the report cover measures of quality and vigor in women's studies programs, curriculum, women's studies programs as community builders on and off campus, women's studies programs and racial equity, and challenges to women's studies programs. Recommendations made to the State Board of Regents include: (1) a statewide organization for women's studies directors across the eight campuses; (2) an effective mechanism to support better coordination between women's studies offerings in community colleges in the system and the four-year institutions; (3) a process to review whether appropriate structures are in place at each institution to contribute to improving the climate for women students, faculty, administrators, and staff on campus; (4) additional faculty; (5) policy comparisons to avoid inequalities across the system; (6) stipends for faculty development in women's studies; and (7) better mechanisms for counting Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) that will give due credit to women's studies programs. Three appendices provide: the consultant's vita, a list of women's studies academic offerings at each campus, and a list of women's studies program directors. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee. Board of Regents.