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Guidebook for the Implementation of Asian American Studies at CUNY

This guidebook, published in November of 1995, was assembled by members of the Asian American Studies Faculty Development and Curriculum Project, a $15,000 initiative funded by the CUNY Office for Faculty Development. The guidebook provides [...]

Asian American Studies Faculty and Curriculum Development Initiative Proposal

This is the successful proposal for a 3-year Asian American Studies Faculty and Curriculum Development Initiative which began in the Spring of 1994. The initiative received $15,000 in funding from the CUNY Office of Faculty Development. Its primary [...]

Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions Grant Proposal

This is the successful proposal for the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant written by Jennifer Hayashida, John Chin, and Paul McPherron. The 5-year $1.7 million Department of Education grant [...]

Asian Americans in New York Seminar for K-12 School Teachers

In July of 2015, Asian American Studies Program (AASP) director Jennifer Hayashida and Chi-hui Yang ran a $104,000 National Endowment for the Humanities-funded summer seminar at Hunter College for K-12 school teachers titled "Asian Americans in New [...]

Ford Foundation Grant Proposal: Infusing Material on Women of Color into the Liberal Arts Curriculum of the CUNY Senior Colleges

This revised June 1989 grant proposal from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) to the Ford Foundation requested support for a project designed to incorporate material by and about women of color (WOC) into introductory courses at [...]

Infusing Material on Women of Color Project Timeline

A part of the Ford Foundation grant proposal, this file provided a timeline for implementing the inclusion of material on and by women of color (WOC) into the liberal arts curriculum of the City University of New York (CUNY) senior colleges. The [...]

Annual Report: Center for the Study of Women and Society

This July 1, 2014, annual report of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) covered the 2014-15 fiscal year, from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. It identified Professor Linda Martín Alcoff as the director of CSWS, which was now [...]

CUNY Edu-Factory

“CUNY is becoming an Edu-Factory… and we need to be talking about it.” In conjunction with Equity Week, this poster was created as a teaching-resource. Using the factory as a way to visualize the precarity of contingent labor and how it [...]

A College in the City

This report, commissioned by Dr. William Birenbaum, then the president of the Educational Affiliate of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and later the first president of Staten Island Community College, argues that urban institutions of [...]

"Why Sample?" and other classroom exercises

These handwritten instructor's notes from a 1999 training session were prepared for a one-day course taught by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). The notes outline various classroom exercises designed to engage [...]

Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field

This poster promotes a conference entitled Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field, which was held by CLAGS in association with the Doctoral Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center on October 6th and 7th, 1995. As the name suggests, this [...]

CUNY Forum - Future of Public Higher Education

Airing on May 6, 1998, this episode of CUNY Forum features an hour-long discussion on the future of public higher education in New York City. Moderated by Brooklyn College Professor Ed Rogowsky, the forum includes several participants including [...]

Higher Education Faculty Leaders Denounce Plan to Replace Career Professors with Part-timers.

This joint May 28, 1982 statement, signed by Nuala Drescher, Lou Stollap, and Irwin Polishook, three NYS faculty union presidents, expressed shock and denounced a proposal put forward by NYS Education Commissioner Gordon Amach, which would have [...]

Annual Report of Research Centers and Institutes July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992

This annual report of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from July 1, 1991, to June 30, 1992, provided a summary of CSWS's mission, activities, scholarly papers in refereed journals, abstracts, and other publications, financial [...]

Background History and Philosophy of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from 1979 - 1996

This 1996 document provided a concise background history of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from its inception in 1977. It began with CSWS's organizing goals in 1977, which were to promote interdisciplinary research and [...]

Annual Report for CSWS by Patricia Clough

This report described the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) research and sponsored programs in the 2005-06 fiscal year. It included the Conviction Project Seminar, the College and Community Fellowship Program, the Community [...]

An Overview: The Center for the Study of Women and Society

This document, dated 2008, described the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), beginning with its history, mission, Advisory Committee, and operating mechanisms. It stated that CSWS was formed in 1977, founded the Women's Studies [...]

National Council for Research on Women and the Center for the Study of Women and Society

This October 11, 2006, document provided a description of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) for the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) website. The NCRW had initially sent the CSWS a letter of recognition circa 1992, [...]

External Review and Self-Study of Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP)

This self study was prepared by the Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) on March 23, 2007. The self study states that WSCP began in 1990 and that its student enrollment had risen steadily from 132 students in the 2001–02 academic year to [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Brochure

This promotional brochure for the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) began with a brief history of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, founded in 1961. The first page identified CSWS as a center that had supported [...]

Women Studies Inclusion in Community Colleges Letter and Project Summary

This 1986 summary by the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), Dr. Sue Rosenberg Zalk, provided a summary of the Community College Gender-Balancing Curriculum Project, an effort to expand Women's Studies at the [...]

Letters requesting information regarding the Gender Balancing Project of CSWS

This file from 1986 included inquiries from various educators about the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) guide for"Putting Women into CUNY's Curriculum." This Fall 1985 publication contained resources and materials for community [...]

Addendum to the “Center for the Study of Women and Society: Plans for Expansion and Future Development” grant proposal

This correspondence from the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), Mary Brown Parlee, to Alison Bernstein from the Education and Culture Program at the Ford Foundation on September 23, 1983 served to elaborate on the [...]

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"Community College Curriculum Project" Annual Report

This report submitted to the Ford Foundation by the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) summarizes what CSWS accomplished in the eight months since they received foundation funding. The purpose of the grant was to integrate Women's [...]

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Ford Foundation Grant Approval: Mainstream New Research on Women and Minorities into the Liberal Arts Curriculum of NYC's Community Colleges

This June 19, 1984, letter from the assistant secretary of the Ford Foundation, Diane L. Galloway, to the executive director of the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (CUNY) served to inform CUNY of the approval of a $49,850 [...]

"CSWS: Plans for Expansion and Future Development" Proposal

This June 13, 1983, correspondence from the Center for the Study of Women and Society's director, Mary Brown Parlee, to The Ford Foundation's Program Officer in Charge of the Education and Culture Program, Gladys Chang Hardy, included a proposal for [...]

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Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) Proposal

This proposal for a certificate program in Women's Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and University Center (Graduate Center) provided the purpose and objectives, need, and curriculum for such a program. The author [...]

WSCP Proposal Evaluation Report

This review of the Advanced Certificate Program in Women's Studies Proposal from August 1988 reiterated the need and importance of such a program at the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Evelyn Torton Beck wrote that the proposed program had [...]

WSCP Approved Governance Structure

This document contained the proposed governance structure for the Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) to be approved by the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School's Graduate Council on March 1, 1990. The proposal included [...]

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – October 1979 Newsletter, was the first issue published for its members and those interested in the Center's activities. This early [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. I, No. 2

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – November 1979 Newsletter contained notes, announcements, and information on women's studies programs and events at different City [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 3

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) – December 1979 Newsletter began with reflections on The Second Sex Conference, which commemorated the publication of Simone de [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) January 1980 Newsletter – focused on grants and funds available to its members. The issue provided information on foundations, [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL.1, NO. 5

The February 1980 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – covered the feminist conferences sponsored by the CSWS; the first on Asian and Pacific [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 8

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) May 1980 Newsletter opens with a piece by Susan Saegert describing her research and the questions she wished to address in her upcoming [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. I, No. 9

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) June 1980 Newsletter began with a piece by Judith Lorber discussing her research. Her objective was to identify invisible barriers and [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 1

This 1980 issue of the Newsletter by Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - dedicated its "Work in Progress" section to introduce the research twenty-six of its members would be [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 2

This November 1, 1980 Newsletter issued by the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - began with an excerpt by the Newsletter's editor, Nancy Brocklehurst. The excerpt provided [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume II, No. 3

This January 1, 1981 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – began with an in-depth piece on Judith Walkowitz's November 14 talk at the CUNY [...]

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