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Georgia State University, Office of the Advancement of Women records

 Collection
Identifier: W073

Scope and Content Records

The Georgia State University Office of the Advancement of Women (A of W) records are comprised of administrative and reference materials, 1974-2004. The records include leadership forums, task force reports, comprehensive activities reports, questionnaires, strategic plans, position papers, applications for the various programs implemented, mentorship forms, assertiveness training, as well as articles which support the A of W's structure and philosophy. The Office of the Advancement of Women records are organized into two series; Series I, the Office of the Advancement of Women, and Series II, the Staff Steering Committee. Each series includes administrative documents and reference materials which support various programs implemented.

Dates

  • 1974-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1990 - 2005

Creator

Restrictions on access

Access to mentorship applications is restricted due to third party information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

The History of the Office of the Advancement of Women at Georgia State University

The mission of the Office of the Advancement of Women (A of W) at Georgia State University (GSU) is to enhance collective efforts to improve the status of women at GSU. Based in the Provost's Office, the A of W collaborates with GSU colleges, administrative departments, and local and national women's programs to identify needs, offer support, and develop opportunities for professional development of women faculty and administrators at the university. A of W endeavors to work with campus administrators to promote awareness, activities, and policies that support increased sponsorship of women to advanced faculty rank and inclusion of women in senior decision-making bodies and top administrative positions.

The Office of the Advancement of Women at Georgia State University was established in December 1999 by President Carl Patton, and was preceded by the Provost-appointed Ad Hoc Task Force on the Advancement of Women which was charged to investigate the current state of leadership for women at GSU. The task force reported that while women comprised more than fifty percent of the university's work force, this percentage was not reflected in institution's leadership. A of W was created to implement the recommendations reported by the Task Force, and is headed by the Senior Faculty Associate for the Advancement of Women. That position has been held by Pauline Rose Clance (of GSU's Philosophy Department), 1999-2003; Susan Talburt (Education), 2003; and Mary Finn (Criminal Justice), who became Senior Faculty Associate in Fall 2007. In 2003, two committees were formed: the Staff Steering Committee and the Faculty Steering Committee. The Staff Steering Committee, originally headed by Cherise Peters, was divided into two sub-committees: the Leadership Academy, which was created in November 2004, and co-chaired by Jennifer Stewart and Beth Farokhi; and the Mentoring Sub-committee, chaired by Dethra Giles.

Extent

4.59 Linear Feet (in 11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The mission of the Office of the Advancement of Women (A of W) at Georgia State University (GSU) is to enhance collective efforts to improve the status of women at GSU. Based in the Provost's Office, the A of W collaborates with GSU colleges, administrative departments, and local and national women's programs to identify needs, offer support, and develop opportunities for professional development of women faculty and administrators at the university. Its records are comprised of administrative and reference materials, 1974 -2004, including leadership forums, task force reports, comprehensive activities reports, questionnaires, strategic plans, position papers, applications for the various programs implemented, mentorship forms, assertiveness training, as well as articles which support the A of W's structure and philosophy.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Esther Maclin and Beth Farokhi, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Hilary Morrish at the file level, July-October 2007.
Title
Georgia State University, Office of the Advancement of Women:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Hilary Morrish
Date
November 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)