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Past Meetings


2016 Chair and Director Meeting
Sheraton Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta, GA
March 4, 2016

2015  Regional Chair and Director Meeting
Hotel Marlowe
Cambridge, MA
February 6, 2016

2014 Regional Chair and Director Meeting
Courtyard Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL
February 7, 2014

For the more than 60 participants in the National Women’s Studies Association regional meeting on Friday, February 7, 2014, the event was a clear success.  One attendee declared, "This was such a great program and it gave me renewed energy and focus for my job."

Photos available on our Facebook page here

Another participant noted, "It was great to meet other directors and very helpful to hear about their struggles and strategies.  The collegiality was wonderful."

As an added benefit of institutional membership, this initiative promoted field-building by bringing together program and department chairs and women’s center directors for a day-long meeting. Participants exchanged ideas and strategies focused on program and center administration.

Meeting topics included:

  • Recruiting and Retaining Students
  • Engaging Students Outside of the Classroom
  • Student Learning Assessments
  • Collaborations On and Off Campus
  • Curriculum Development
  • Fundraising
Fundraising for Women's and Gender Studies
These slides feature strategies for identifying and obtaining foundation grants and individual gifts.

Women's and Gender Studies Student Learning Assessments
Jill Bystydyzienski's slides focus on creating effective and manageable student learning assessments.

Thought Leadership
Deborah Siegel's presentation on cultivating your role as a feminist thought leader.