University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women and President's Commission on Women general records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women/President's Commission on Women/Office of the Provost general records (dated 1990-2010; 0.35 cubic feet; 1 document box) primarily comprise reports and recommendations; correspondence; and brochures that document the academic, professional, and personal lives and experiences of women faculty, students, and staff relative to men at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the late 20th century and early 21st century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women and President's Commission on Women general records
Date
1971-2010 (inclusive)
Creator
Jordan, Carol E.
Extent
0.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Sex discrimination against women -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Sex discrimination in higher education -- United States
Women in higher education
Women in higher education -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject into 3 series: University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women; President's Commission on Women; Subject Files
Finding Aid Author
Daniela Gamez Salgado, Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2020ua030: [identification of item], University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women/President's Commission on Women general records, 1971-2010, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The University of Kentucky (UK) University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women was established by on September 12, 1988, and charged with collecting and analyzing "relevant data on the status of female faculty members and administrative personnel at U.K.; to prepare an interim report for the Senate Council for January, 1989; and to submit a final report identifying problem areas with suggested solutions to the Council by June 30, 1989." UK College of Law professor Carolyn S. Bratt was the instigator and chair of the committee. Other founding members included Jeanine Blackwell, Mary Sue Coleman, Bonnie Jean Cox, Lorraine E. Garkovich, Janet L. Hurley, John Paul Jones, Gretchen E. LaGodna, Ernest J. Middleton, Jayne Middleton, Patricia E. Murphy, B. Nikitovitch-Winer, Jean G. Pival, Susan J. Scollay, and Celinda E. Todd. The Committee produced three reports with accompanying recommendations: "Let Facts Be Submitted to a Candid World" (October 20, 1990); "The Majority Report" (in collaboration with UK Women's Forum and UK Women's Studies, March, 1994); and "A Blueprint for Gender Equity" (led by Dr. Susan J. Scollay, March 2001). The committee on the Status of Women was disbanded in early 2001.
In October 2001, shortly after his appointment as the 11th President of the university, Lee T. Todd, Jr., created the President's Commission on Women (PCW), based on one of the key recommendations from the 1990 report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women. The PCW was charged with advising the President "on issues, policies and practices that affect women at the University of Kentucky;" and offering recommendations and proposing initiatives to "redress gender-related inequities," engage the talents of women employees, meet the needs of women students, and administer programs for the benefit of women at the university. Carolyn Bratt served as the inaugural chair. The PCW produced at least one report, "A Report on the Status of Women Faculty at the University of Kentucky" (authored by Carol E. Jordan and Adam Pritchard, September 2007). The PCW was active until at least April 2009.
During this time, the President's Commission on Women and the Office of the Provost worked closely together. Following the PCW report in September 2007, Carol E. Jordan, Associate Provost, prepared another report for Provost Kumble R. Subbaswamy on May 2010. This report outlined trends and progress of women faculty at the University of Kentucky from fiscal year 1994 to fiscal year 2010.
Sources: 1. University of Kentucky University Senate Countil Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women. Work of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), 2001, http://www.uky.edu/USC/Comms/ahw/. Accessed 10 November 2020. 2. Internet Archive Wayback Machine. The President's Commission on Women University of Kentucky, 2010 April 16, https://web.archive.org/web/20100416163213/www.uky.edu/PCW. 3. University of Kentucky University Senate Council. Meeting Minutes, 1988, September 12. 4. University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Meeting Minutes, 2001, October.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women/President's Commission on Women/Office of the Provost general records (dated 1990-2010; 0.35 cubic feet; 1 document box) primarily comprise reports and recommendations; correspondence; and brochures that document the academic, professional, and personal lives and experiences of women faculty, students, and staff relative to men at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the late 20th century and early 21st century. Also includes a draft report from the Provost's Office on trends and progress of women faculty at the university during 1994-2010, a meeting agenda and supporting documents for an advisory group on the status of women report, an informational brochure prohibiting sexual harassment, and a directory of UK women administrators, 1989.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women, 1990-2001

"Let Facts Be Submitted to a Candid World" report, 1990 October

  • Box 1, folder 3
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"Tree Dedication Ceremony" brochure, 1992

  • Box 1, folder 4
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"The Majority Report" report, 1994 March

  • Box 1, folder 5
Scope and Contents

Report authors included UK Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women, UK Women's Forum, UK Women's Studies

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Memorandum from Elisabeth Zinser to Joan Callahan, chair, re: "Recommendations of the Committee on the Status of Women", 1997 July 7

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Membership list, 2000-2001

  • Box 1, folder 7
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"Blueprint for Gender Equity at America's Next Great University" report correspondence and clippings, 2001

  • Box 1, folder 8
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"Blueprint for Gender Equity at America's Next Great University" report, 2001 March 28

  • Box 1, folder 9
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President's Commission on Women, 2002-2008

"The President's Commission on Women" brochures, 2002-2004

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Newspaper clippings, 2002-2004, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Event and announcement press release and memoranda, 2002-2008

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Bylaws, 2003, November 21

  • Box 1, folder 13
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"Circles of Power: A Program for Women Faculty in Leadership" brochure, 2004

  • Box 1, folder 14
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"Diversity at the University of Kentucky: At a Glance" pamphlet, approximately 2004

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Website printout, 2004-2005

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Memorandum from Dorothy Brockopp, chair, to Lee. T. Todd Jr., president, re: "2004-2005 Annual Report", 2005 July 12

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Memorandum with attachments from Dorothy Brockopp, chair, to Provost Kumbel Subbaswamy, re: "President's Commission on Women: Chair Position", 2006 November 27

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"A Report on the Status of Women Faculty at the University of Kentucky" report, 2007 September

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Event and information flyers, 2007-2008

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Subject Files, 1971-2010

Advisory Group for the Report on Status of Women Students, Faculty and Staff at the University of Kentucky, 1971-1996

1996 January 9 meeting agenda and supporting documents, 1971-1996

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Directory and brochure, 1989-2001

"University of Kentucky Directory of Women Administrators" informational booklet, 1989 March

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"Sexual Harassment is Prohibited and Illegal" brochure, 2001 December

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Provost's Office, 2010

"Women Faculty at the University of Kentucky: Trends and Progress FY1994-FY2010" draft report, 2010

  • Box 1, folder 24
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