Women's Studies Consortium Publications from UW Press:
Clusters: Women, Science, and Collaborative Transformations.
Edited by Cheryl Ney, Jacqueline Ross, and Laura Stempel.
(2001. University of Wisconsin Press.)
Clusters documents a curriculum transformation project
undertaken by the Women's Studies Consortium in 1994: a
National Science Foundation grant that created the Distinguished
Visiting Professor Program in the UW System. The project
was designed to initiate student-active curriculum reform
in science education with the additional goal of increasing
the retention rates of students of color and women in science,
math and engineering classrooms. This book documents a unique
effort to imagine and transform science education. The curriculum
transformation project and the Women and Science Program
that was institutionalized as a result of this effort have
made valuable contributions to science, math and engineering
education in the UW System. Discussing the challenges to
be faced when developing student-active science education,
Flickering Clusters can serve as a model for science,
math, and engineering curriculum development at institutions
of higher education throughout the nation. The Women's Studies
Consortium and its member women's studies programs are proud
to have been a part of this collaborative effort.
You can order a copy of Flickering Clusters online from
UW Press at http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/books/3227.htm.
Transforming Women's Education: The History of Women's Studies in the University of Wisconsin System.
A Collaborative Project of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium.
(1999. University of Wisconsin Press.)
Transforming Women's Education traces the history of women's
studies at the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on oral histories and
archival records, it follows this history from the earliest arguments
over women's admission to the university through their acceptance as
students on equal terms with men, to the mid-twentieth-century development
of special programs for mature women students, and finally, to the
development in the 1970s of the new field of women's studies.
You can order a copy of Transforming Women's Education online from
UW Press at http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/books/3387.htm.
Book of Papers from the 1998 Women's Studies Conference Available
The entire book of papers from the 1998 UW System Women's Studies
Consortium Conference, SPEAKING OUT: WOMEN, POVERTY, AND
PUBLIC POLICY, edited by Katherine A. Rhoades(UW-Eau Claire)
and Anne Statham (UW-Parkside) is now available online.
The book is available to download (PDF files) through the
Women's Studies Librarian's Office of Publications and Services
or you can directly access the book at:
A special thank you to Don Johnson, Editor, UW-Madison General Library
System, for doing the conversion of the text to PDF format
so more people can access this tremendous book that examines
welfare and poverty issues.
From the Consortium Director's Office:
The 1999 Report and recommendations to then-President
Committee on the Status of Women, along with the individual campus reports and updates,
are available to read or download (65 pages!) from the UW System President's Initiative on the Status of Women website [http://www.uwsa.edu/acss/status/home.htm].