After establishing both a Women's Studies baccalaureate and a Women's Center at Brooklyn College, faculty organizers turned their attention to broadening the field. With support from the New York Women's Studies Association they prepared to submit a joint proposal to develop a summer teacher training program. The proposed institute would increase women's studies offerings across post-secondary educational institutions in New York and New Jersey. Using a feminist methodology of collaborative input for course development, the creators of this proposal solicited input from women's studies educators via this letter and questionnaire in order to gather information on the status of regional programs, and make sure that the training institute aligned with principles outlined in the constitution of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). Their collaborative outreach and detailed survey demonstrated that "while we share these principles, we all experience difficulty in fully realizing them."
Source | Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections Creator | Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program and Women's Center Date Created | March 3, 1980 Rights | Obtain From Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence) Cite This document | Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program and Women's Center, “Summer Institute Grant Proposal,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 26, 2020, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5452.