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Chair and Director Meeting

NWSA 2017 Chair and Director meeting

Friday, March 3, 2017
Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Registration closed on February 1, 2017.
Please email if you are intersted in attending (space not guaranteed)

View the agenda here

Featured Sessions

Engaged Teaching, Jennifer Brier, The University of Illinois at Chicago and Charlene Carruthers, Black Youth Project 100
Brier and Carruthers will lead a conversation on how we might think about critical and ethical community engagement in women’s studies classrooms. Focused on the necessary links between gender justice, racial justice and social justice, they will talk about their experiences organizing young people in and out of the classroom as well as how faculty and programs/departments can work with and for community organizations in ways that are mutually beneficial for all involved.

Growing WGSS Enrollments, Danielle DeMuth, Grand Valley State University
Enrollment growth in WGS is an important goal, particularly when there is pressure to justify gaining or even maintaining meager resources. Participants will share successful strategies in the context of limited resources (that have led to greater resources); discuss program specific goals, pressures, and limitations; and develop context-specific strategies.

Curriculum Transformation: Women’s Studies and Beyond, Nana Osei-Kofi, Oregon State University
This workshop focuses on different processes for developing, revising, and reviewing women’s studies courses/curricula, in ways that are attentive to core program, disciplinary, and institutional values. This workshop will also address ways in which women’s studies programs(can) play a pivotal role in institutional curriculum transformation.

Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap, Jami Mathewson Wiki Education Foundation
The Wiki Education Foundation supports and trains faculty and students as students write Wikipedia articles for classroom assignments. More than 3,000 women’s studies students have brought their intersectional lens and written women, gender, and sexuality issues into the encyclopedia. We’ll discuss how Wikipedia influences the world’s understanding of women’s studies and how students edit Wikipedia to build key employable skills. 

This event is intended to promote field-building by bringing together program and department chairs and women's center directors for a day-long meeting as an added benefit of institutional membership.  Participants will exchange ideas and strategies focused on program and center administration, curriculum development, and pedagogy, among other topics.

•    2017 institutional membership
•    Chair and Director Meeting registration fee  $125
•    Registration form

The fee includes participation in the event and breakfast and lunch the day of the meeting.  It does not include travel.  NWSA will cover one night's accommodations for those who require it.

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