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Reaching Out in New Ways: Highlights from the History of Alverno's Research Center on Women

On September 1 and 2, 1971, a landmark two day Faculty Institute was conducted on the "Education of Women."

The institute was designed "specifically to provide work and study which would better inform and sensitize the faculty to areas of major change affecting man-woman relations and to women's situation regarding education, employment, etc..."

At the workshop, information was collected through questionnaires distributed to faculty members. They were asked to list the approach or changes in content, methodology, concepts, or class activities which reflected an awareness of women students' needs. The information was orally presented later at the workshop and was included in the published workshop summary notes.

 

Below is a letter of invitation to the workshop that was sent to to faculty by Sister Bernarda Handrup, then Academic Dean.

This is a letter of invitation to faculty to the "women and their Education" workshop from then Academic Dean, Sister Bernarda Handrup.

 

Here is a printable PDF copy of the invitation letter sent by Sister Bernarda Handrup.


Members of the workshop planning committee included: Zita Allen, Barbara Brown, Sister Bernardin Deutsch, Sister Austin Doherty, Sister Margaret Earley, Father Barry Griffin, Richard Lewis and Cynthia Stevens.

 

There was a very full schedule for the two-day workshop as shown on the two pages below.

This is page one of the schedule for the "Women and their Education" workshop.

 

This is page two of the schedule for the "Women and their Education" workshop.

Below is a printable PDF copy of the the workshop schedule.


These two pages are from the workshop summary. A link to the full summary is below them.

Workshop Summary Notes, page 1

This is page one of the "Women and their Education" workshop summary notes.

Workshop Summary Notes, page 2

This is page two of the "Women and their Education" workshop summary notes.

Here is a printable version of the summary report. [PDF]


Here is a more detailed report from the workshop. [PDF]