Executive Committee Minutes 8

Scope and Content

Minutes date from 1 Mar 2000-27 Feb 2002

Particular items:

1 Mar 2000 - Research Assessment Exercise - concern that all women's studies research continue to be reviewed within discipline of sociology; Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences was launched on 17 Nov 1999; ALSISS invited further nominations for individual Academicians

5 Jun 2000 - ALSISS first activities include a commission on the social sciences; Research Assessment Exercise on women's studies still continuing; contract from administration with Dovetail

18 Sep 2000 - confirmation of new officers and membership sub-groups; three Executive members had been elected to Academy of Learned for the Social Sciences

14 Feb 2001 - open meeting on future of Women's Studies Network; Quality Assurance Association (QAA) request information Women's Studies Network

14 Feb 2001 - bank balance healthy; archiving Women's Studies Network material; making links with the Women's National Commission

16 May 2001 - no agreement on QAA (incomplete minutes)

17 Oct 2001 - election of officers; Women's Studies Network offered the opportunity to undertake some seminars jointly with WHEN (Women in High Education Network); details on website; QAA has given permission to the WSN to contribute to the benchmarking process

12 Dec 2001 - agenda only

27 Feb 2002 - need for membership drive; WSN structure; require newsletter editor; funding applications to ESRC under the feminist pedagogy heading; Research Assessment Exercise to report