|Gender Studies Mission
The influence of teaching and learning about gender issues touches virtually
every aspect of human life. The Center for Gender Studies is committed to
providing women and men with knowledge and experience that facilitate intelligent
and informed choice and communication regarding gender issues. Knowledge
and experience empower individuals to function as competent decision makers
in their own lives; sensitivity and awareness enable individuals to arrive
at wise decisions and communicate them effectively. The Center seeks to
serve as a responsible broker of gender-relevant knowledge and experience
for students and other members of the academic community, which necessarily
implies service to broader local, national, and international constituencies.
The mission is global; the focus is on service to the multi-cultured society
in which we live.
Gender Studies Objectives
maintain resources for and models of excellence in
gender-related teaching and research.
**To involve students in quality research, service, and building skills
in domains where knowledge about gender is relevant.
**To gather and disseminate information which will further understanding
of women and men, including knowledge developed through the Center's
own research and other research findings.
**To support and promote campus and community efforts to provide access
to gender-related information and experience through networking, clearinghouse
activities, and cooperation with involved groups.
**To maintain high standards of excellence both in sponsorship of
training and public service activities and in sponsorship of research
**To encourage and support University recruitment of a diverse student
body, faculty, and staff, especially insofar as these efforts ensure
continuing significant presence of women's perspectives in the University.
**To implement consistent planning and evaluation of the Center's
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update May 15th, 2021