University of Minnesota, Morris

Commission on Women

Advisory Board Meeting Summary




Date: October 19, 2001         


In Attendance:  Clare Strand, Leslie Meek, Anna Dronzek, Julia Dabbs, Amy McGovern, Karen Ellis


Guests:  Crystal Rudell and Andrea Martin-Way from Women’s Resource Center


Not Present:  Sarah Mattson, LeAnn Dean, Maggie Larson Dylla



Items discussed:  Proposal from a subcommittee comprised of Amy McGovern and Sarah Mattson that brings additional structure to the grants awarding process by the Board.


Also discussed: Beginning conversations about melding with Women’s Resource Center



Conclusions:  With a few clarifying revisions the proposal regarding grants was accepted by all board members present.  The additional structure that has been incorporated includes; guideline on total dollar amounts for grants which is approximately 30% of the CW budget; specific criteria to be used when evaluating grant requests; suggested timelines for reviewing grant requests.


In regards to discussions about melding with WRC the representatives from WRC indicated that the initial response was generally favorable but that there were also LOTS of questions about the details and some concerns.  All agreed that many conversations about this need to take place with different groups.


Action taken:  Grant changes are  on the web at : . Additional publicity about the changes will be sent out.  Grants subcommittee needs to review proposal from Black Student Union regarding co-sponsorship of Joan Morgan and report back to the board.


Next Board Meeting:  Friday, November 2nd. 


AGENDA: discussion about melding with WRC and report from PUBLICITY subcommittee (material will be sent via campus mail)