Women's Studies Project on Teaching, Curriculum and Scholarship

History

The Women's Studies Project on Teaching, Curriculum and Scholarship (formerly the Gender Scholarship Program) began in 1984 as a result of a grant written by Dr. Patsy Boyer, a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Colorado State University. The SIROW Grant (Southwest Institute for Research on Women), under the U.S. Department of Education, provided support for the first three years of the Project.

The goal of the project was to integrate teaching and research about women into undergraduate international studies and foreign language courses. Of the seven participating universities in the original SIROW Program based in Arizona and Colorado, only Colorado State University continued the Project after 1987 by funding it internally. In 1987, the Project became an on-going program within Women's Studies funded by the Provost/Academic Vice President's Office. The Project has expanded across the curriculum and now includes participants from the sciences and engineering as well as the applied human sciences, social sciences and liberal arts. To date there have been 111 faculty participants representing 31 departments in all eight colleges.

Awards

1989 The Colorado State University Diversity Award
1993 The Progress in Equity Award from the American Association of University Women