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UMM's Commission on Women

Mission Statement and Goals
As directed by the University of Minnesota's 1988 Minnesota Plan II, the Commission on Women at the University of Minnesota, Morris seeks to strengthen the entire community by enriching the working and learning environments of women.

Our goals:

  • To promote dialogue on issues relevant to women
  • To challenge norms, values and attitudes that demean or devalue women while supporting constuctive change
  • To encourage faculty, staff, students, and administration to provide humane working and learning environments
  • To promote fair treatment of women in academic and campus life including such areas as instruction, hiring, mentoring, evaluation, promotion and institutional awards or recognition
  • To recognize and celebrate UMM women's accomplishments and contributions

  • We pursue these goals by:

    - enhancing and supporting the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies major

    - holding regular advisory board meetings and summarizing happenings to the campus community

    - representing the Commission on Women in campus governance to include Finance Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty and P & A Affairs Committee

    - co-sponsoring speakers and other activities that support the Commission's mission

    - awarding grant monies according to established criteria and guidelines

    - researching and formulating policy proposals that promote a supportive working and learning environment for women