July 29, 2008
Minutes taken by Christine Charrette
Present: Larry Pratt, Kristin Pangallo, Debbie Shafer, Tina Betti,
Dave Ralston, Christine Charette, Peter Mollo, Andony Lavery, Heidi Sosik (via
B. Joyce Yen Visit
to staff comments and needs, GEPAC decided to contact Joyce Yen for an
alternative-type gender equity visit. Dr. Yen has an NSF-Advance grant through
the University of Washington. Dr. Yen has been invited to come to WHOI to give
an IAT test (she is licensed to do so) to 10-12 people. The cost of the trial test is $500. GEPAC will also provide a $2000 stipend to
Dr. Yen and pay for her travel expenses.
Dr. Yen’s visit is scheduled for September 9 and 10, 2008. GEPAC will be looking to her for advice on
the usefulness of the “chilly climate” workshops, and advice on things our
committee should be doing in the future to advance gender equity at WHOI. The committee worked on a schedule for her
two-day visit and came up with the following draft (subject to change).
Tuesday, September 9
9:00 am Coffee
with GEPAC et. Al
10:00 IAT test
12:00 Lunch with Joint Program Students
2:30 Coffee/tea in Clark
bldg. before PO seminar (et. al)
Wednesday, September 10
9:00 am Coffee
with Chemistry dept.
10:30 Attend AOPE staff meeting
12:00 Lunch with Postdocs
3:00 Debrief with GEPAC
C. Future Items
1. GEPAC members agreed that our committee should meet three
times per year. Our next meeting will be
in late fall, 2008; Larry will send suggested dates.
2. Visiting Scholars
the committee to think about ideas for future visiting scholars. Some names were tossed around but nothing
definitive was decided.
Meeting adjourned at 11:22