RCW Has Brought to the
many programs and projects with origins in the Research
Center on Women have become integral to the Alverno Community.
Some of these are highlighted below.
RCW had a hand in the creation of the Alverno Babysitting Service
Alverno Childcare Services and now known as Alverno Early Learning Center.) The first director was Sr. Solano Granger,
MAP (Making Alternative Plans) Program, begun by RCW was created to
help women assess their
ability to re-enter the job market. This program eventually became
part of the Career Education Center.
The article describing the program below is from the November/December
1974 issue of Alverno Today.
PACE (Personal Advancement Through Continuing Education) Program
was a program begun by RCW in 1979 with Title I of the Higher Education
Act of 1965 Grant money in order to assist displaced homemakers.
Eventually the program became part of Telesis.
of the Title I Grant Application for the PACE Program
described in this issue of Innervisions newsletter from March
3, 1977, the Research Center on
Women received a grant from the U.S. Office of Education, Women's Educational
September 1976 to study and evaluate Alverno's OCEL (Off-Campus Experiential
Learning, now called Internship) Program.
Brief Excerpt from the Final Report for the Women's Educational Equity
On November 1, 2001, RCW and the Multicultural Issues Office co-sponsored the first "Student-Faculty-Staff" Roundtable discussion in response to September 11, 2001. Within about a year, the Roundtable became a student-run activity open to the entire college community with Zohreh Emami as faculty mentor.
In the Fall of 2007 the first Status of Girls in Wisconsin Report was released by Alverno College, Girls Scouts of Milwaukee Area, Inc., Girls Scouts of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women's Council, and the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee. The Alverno research team included Sandra Graham, Chair; Megan Kemmet, primary research coordinator; Russell Brooker; Austin Doherty; Kimberly Miller; Kathleen O'Brien; Julie Rice and Julie Ullman. Updates to this first report were released in April 2010. It was updated again in 2014.
In Fall 2009 Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls opened in remodeled space in Clare Hall. Kate Masely was hired as its first director. April 7-14, 2010 there was a weeklong series of events to celebrate its grand opening. Click here to learn more about Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls.
Alverno's major and support in Women's and Gender Studies began being offered in Fall 2010.
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