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                             Assessment Cycle: 2002 – 2003

Program: Women’s Center
Department Chair/Program Director: Janelle L. White
College/Division Head: Associate Provost Dennis R. McSeveney
Dean/Provost: Frederick P. Barton

Goal                                          Goal 1. The Women’s Center will support and
                                              enhance the academic experience of female
                                              students.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 1.1. Award a minimum of seven (7)
                                              full and/or partial scholarships (including book
                                              awards and workships) to women students
                                              each academic year and increase the number of
                                              women students applying for external
                                              scholarships.
Assessment Tool(s)                             Tally of Total Scholarships Awarded
                                               Comprehensive Scholarship
                                                   Database/Listing
                                               Visitor/Call Log of Requests for
                                                   Scholarship Information
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    During the 2002-2003 academic year, 31
sample size, method for selecting your        students were recorded in the Center
sample, and the response rate.                Visitor/Call Log as requesting scholarship
                                              information. When students call or visit the
                                              office for scholarship information, they are told
                                              what support the Women’s Center offers and
                                              encouraged to review our comprehensive
                                              listing of external scholarships for additional
                                              sources of financial support.
Actual Results Obtained                       14 total awards (3 full scholarships, 1 partial
                                              scholarship, 2 workships, and 8 book awards)
                                              were given through the Women’s Center this
                                              academic year.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Strengthen relationships with individuals,
2004                                               foundations, and organizations that
                                                   currently fund student scholarships by
                                                   consistently engaging them in the work of
                                                   the Women’s Center and the successes of
                                                   UNO.
                                               Cultivate and solicit new scholarship
                                                   donors.
                                               Increase Women’s Center memberships by
                                                   15% and allocate 20% of total membership
                                                   dues to scholarships, book awards, and/or
   student workships.
 Publicize availability of scholarships
   widely on campus to help women stay in
   college and finish their degrees and in the
   community to encourage women to attend
   UNO.
 Assist women students in finding and
   securing external scholarships through the
   development and maintenance of a
   comprehensive database and through the
   provision of letters of recommendation and
   other technical support.
This objective was exceeded in 2002-2003.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 1. The Women’s Center will support and
                                              enhance the academic experience of female
                                              students.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 1.2. Increase by 50% the number of
                                              students who enroll for Internships with the
                                              Women’s Center.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Tally of Total Student Interns for the Year
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       5 total interns worked with the Women’s
                                              Center during Fall 2002 –Summer 2003. In the
                                              previous academic year there were no interns.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Develop, in collaboration with the Women
2004                                              Studies Program, a strategic plan for the
                                                  consistent recruitment of student interns.
                                               Promote the academic, professional, and
                                                  personal benefits of an internship with the
                                                  Women’s Center in our brochures, on our
                                                  web-site, among student groups who meet
                                                  at the Center, and during on-campus
                                                  recruitment fairs and orientations.
                                              This objective was exceeded in 2002-2003.




Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003
Goal                                         Goal 1. The Women’s Center will support and
                                             enhance the academic experience of female
                                             students.
Measurable Objective                         Objective 1.3. Increase by 15% the usage of
                                             the Women's Center academic resources,
                                             including the collections of books, journals,
                                             magazines, and videos; computer cluster; and
                                             study/meeting space.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Log of Computer Cluster & Study/Meeting
                                                 Space Usage
                                              Earl K. Long Library Circulation Reports
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,   Data on computer cluster & study/meeting
sample size, method for selecting your       space usage was randomly collected. At
sample, and the response rate.               various times during each week, the number of
                                             individuals utilizing our computers and the
                                             study space was tallied. These numbers were
                                             then totaled. Data on the circulation of
                                             Women’s Center books was solicited from the
                                             UNO Library Circulation staff.
Actual Results Obtained                       There was approximately a 5.2% increase
                                                 in the number of students using the
                                                 computer cluster from Fall 2002 (630 total
                                                 students were recorded using our
                                                 computers at random intervals during this
                                                 time) to the Spring 2003 semester (699
                                                 students were recorded using our
                                                 computers at random intervals during this
                                                 time).
                                              There was approximately a 15.4% increase
                                                 in the number of students using our
                                                 study/meeting space from Fall 2002 (647
                                                 students were recorded using our space at
                                                 random intervals during this time) to the
                                                 Spring 2003 semester (882 students were
                                                 recorded using our space at random
                                                 intervals during this time. **This figure
                                                 does not reflect usage by groups and
                                                 instructors who reserve the meeting space
                                                 for meetings.
                                              Of our 1,309 volume collection of
                                                 circulating books, 338 were checked out
                                                 this report period. This means about 25%
                                                 of our collection of books circulated during
                                                 this academic year. **This is a baseline
                                                 statistics to be used in future reporting.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -     Maintain and expand collection of books,
2004                                             periodicals, and videos based on scholarly
                                                 interests of faculty and students.
                                               Hire student worker(s) to maintain
                                                 computer cluster and provide student
                                                 computer users technical assistance (TA) as
                                                 required.
                                               Publicize academic resources through fliers
                                                 distributed to faculty to be shared with their
                                                 classes, Women’s Center web-page,
                                                 newsletters, class visits to the Center, and
                                                 Center personnel visits to classes and
                                                 student groups.
                                              This objective was met with respect to usage of
                                              Women’s Center meeting space.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 2. The Women’s Center will foster the
                                              study of women in culture and society through
                                              a range of educational programming.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 2.1. Program a minimum of 2
                                              educational events (i.e. featured speaker,
                                              lecture series, cultural arts performance, etc.)
                                              each academic year.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Annual Activity Report of Programming
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       6 major educational events have been
                                              coordinated from August 2002 through April
                                              2003: “I Want My Soul Back: - a cultural
                                              performance by Sojourner Edwards focusing
                                              on violence against women of African descent;
                                              a reading by local writer Rhodesia Jackson in
                                              celebration of Black History Month; a
                                              performance by David Henry Sterry – author
                                              of Chicken: A Self Portrait of a Young Man for
                                              Rent; “Challenging State Violence at Home
                                              and Abroad: Women Making Connections” – a
                                              Women’s History Month panel discussion by
                                              local scholars, activists, and organizers; and the
                                              installation of a Flag Display on the Library
                                              Quad (to represent the number of women on
                                              UNO’s campus who will be the victims of
                                              sexual violence during their college years) and
                                              screening of the video “Senorita Extraviada
                                              (Missing Women)” – both programs for Sexual
                                              Assault Awareness Month.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Prepare grant applications to fund
2004                                              programming.
                                               Recruit and hire student staff and
                                                  volunteers to assist with publicizing and
                                                  coordinating       various     aspects      of
                                                  programming.
                                               Distribute, collect, and analyze program
                                                  evaluations.
                                              This objective was exceeded in 2002-2003.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 2. The Women’s Center will foster the
                                              study of women in culture and society through
                                              a range of educational programming.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 2.2. Collaborate with the Women’s
                                              Studies Program to provide a Women’s Studies
                                              Brown Bag Lecture Series each academic year
Assessment Tool(s)                            Annual Activity Report of Programming
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       5 total academic lectures were presented this
                                              year by: Sarah Crawley (Sociology), Abigail
                                              Konopasky (English), Jeanne Cashen
                                              (Sociology, Graduate Student), Emily DeMoor
                                              (Women’s Studies, Adjunct), and Peggy
                                              MacDonald (Women’s Studies, Adjunct).
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Assist Women Studies Program Director in
2004                                              scheduling the series, including securing
                                                  lecturers.
                                               Develop and distribute all publicity for this
                                                  series.
                                              This objective was met.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 2. The Women’s Center will foster the
                                              study of women in culture and society through
                                              a range of educational programming.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 2.3. Coordinate the (re)formation
                                              and support the work of the Women’s Studies
                                              Program student group
Assessment Tool(s)                            Annual Activity Report of Programming
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       This group had a meeting for those interested
                                              in reconvening the organization in February
                                              2003. During the Spring 2003 semester, it met
                                              Wednesdays in the Women’s Center and every
                                              other Sunday off campus.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -   This objective was met. However, because
2004                                          membership in this group is very fluid and
                                              greatly influenced on the graduation and new
                                              enrollment of students and their changing
                                              schedules, it will be important to:
                                              1.) Work with the newly assigned Women’s
                                              Studies Graduate Assistant to ensure the
                                              continuity of this group.
                                              2.) Facilitate the support and advising of the
                                              group by Women’s Studies faculty.

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Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 2. The Women’s Center will foster the
                                              study of women in culture and society through
                                              a range of educational programming.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 2.4. Increase by 15% peer facilitated
                                              prevention education workshops provided to
                                              undergraduate and graduate students on the
                                              issue of violence against women.
Assessment Tool(s)                             Violence Against Women Project Log of
                                                  Scheduled Workshops
                                               Violence Against Women Project
                                                  Workshop Evaluations
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    Instructors inform us of the total number of
sample size, method for selecting your        students in their class prior to a workshop.
sample, and the response rate.                These numbers are recorded and then totaled at
                                              the end of the academic year.
Actual Results Obtained                       During the Fall 2002 – Spring 2003 academic
                                              year, violence against women prevention
                                              education peer educators interfaced with
                                              approximately 1800 UNO students through
                                              workshops. This is approximately a 28%
                                              increase from the total students provided
                                              workshops during the Fall 2001 – Spring 2002
                                              academic year; that total was approximately
                                              1020 students.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Recruit, hire, and train student educators.
2004                                           Publicize prevention education to faculty,
                                                  instructors, and student groups.
                                               Develop educational materials, including
                                                  curriculums, training videos, web-page,
                                                  informational handouts, brochures, and
                                                  incentives.
                                               Collect and analyze evaluations of
                                                  workshops.
                                              This objective was met.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 3. The Women’s Center will provide
                                              campus and community women support,
                                              advocacy, information, and referral services.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 3.1. Support the two (2) existing
                                              weekly peer facilitated support groups for
                                              underserved women.
Assessment Tool(s)                             Annual Activity Report of Programming
                                               Log of Meeting Space Usage
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       Sisters Defining Sisters (a support group for
                                              UNO women of African descent ) and WISER
                                              (Women in Search of Education, Relating – a
                                              support group for non-traditional/returning
                                              women students) met weekly in the Women’s
                                              Center during the Fall 2002 and Spring 2003
                                              semesters. Sisters Defining Sisters also held
                                              two meeting during the Summer 2003
                                              semester.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Provide meeting space for WISER (group
2004                                              for non-traditional women students) and
                                                  Sistahs Defining Sistahs (group for women
                                                  of African descent).
                                               Ensure adequate facilitation of these
                                                  groups.
                                               Advertise and refer appropriate students to
                                                  these groups.
                                              This objective was met.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 3. The Women’s Center will provide
                                              campus and community women support,
                                              advocacy, information, and referral services.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 3.2.Develop and implement one (1)
                                              new support program this academic year.
Assessment Tool(s)                             Annual Activity Report of Programming
                                               Log of Meeting Space Usage
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       This objective has been reassessed. Finding
                                              grant support for students to work on
                                              innovative research projects is how the
                                              objective has been reconfigured. A research
                                              grant proposal entitled “Deciding to Disclose:
                                              An Analysis of Responses to Sexual
                                              Victimization of Understudied Women in
                                              Louisiana” was submitted to the National
                                              Institute for Justice for consideration in
                                              February 2003. If the grant is awarded to the
                                              UNO Women’s Center, we will be able to
                                              employ two Graduate Assistants to undertake
                                              qualitative research associated with the project.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -   1.) Utilize the expertise of the Women’s Center
2004                                          Advisory Council (this group will be made up
                                              of a range of individuals from the campus and
                                              New Orleans community) to determine what
                                              support is most needed.
                                              2.) Support the Advisory Council in fact
                                              finding to make this determination.
                                              3.) Work toward implementing the
                                              recommendations of the Advisory Council.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 3. The Women’s Center will provide
                                              campus and community women support,
                                              advocacy, information, and referral services.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 3.3. Increase by 15% the number of
                                              campus women seeking crisis intervention and
                                              advocacy for incidents of sexual/domestic
                                              violence and stalking.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Visitor/Call Crisis Log
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    Any individual who contacts the women’s
sample size, method for selecting your        center regarding an issue of interpersonal
sample, and the response rate.                violence and/or stalking is recorded in our
                                              Crisis Log. These numbers are then totaled
                                              each year.
Actual Results Obtained                       From Fall 2001 – Summer 2002, 23 UNO
                                              students contacted the Women’s Center
                                              regarding personal incidents of sexual/ intimate
                                              partner violence and stalking. From Fall 2002
                                              – Summer 2003, this number rose to 34 total
                                              students. This shows a 19% increase in the
                                              number of campus women seeking support for
                                              incidents of interpersonal violence.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Convene a minimum of one (1) meeting
2004                                              per semester of the Violence Against
                                                  Women Coordinating Council to work
                                                  toward a comprehensive response to
                                                  violence against campus women.
                                               Train all student staff and volunteers to
                                                  provide effective violence against women
                                                  direct services.
                                               Link Leanne Knot Violence Against
                                                  Women Project web-page to Women’s
                                                  Center web-page and vice versa.
                                               Publicize services for campus women who
                                                  are victims of violence.
                                              This objective was met.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 3. The Women’s Center will provide
                                              campus and community women support,
                                              advocacy, information, and referral services.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 3.4. Provide advocacy, information,
                                              and referrals to all callers and walk-ins, as
                                              requested.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Visitor/Call Log
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    The Women’s Center staff began recording all
sample size, method for selecting your        requests for information, advocacy, and
sample, and the response rate.                referrals during the Fall 2002 semester.
                                              Therefore, during 2002-2003, we are reporting
                                              baseline data regarding how often we provide
                                              these particular types of support services.
Actual Results Obtained                       During Fall 2002 – Spring 2003, we had 133
                                              visitors and 24 callers that we provided
                                              information, referrals, and/or advocacy.
                                              NOTE: It is very likely that not every
                                              visitors/callers was recorded in our office log.
                                              It is estimated that 15% - 20% of
                                              callers/visitors may not have been recorded.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -   This objective continues to be met.
2004                                          1.) Work toward decreasing the number of
                                              interactions with callers/visitors that are not
                                              recorded in the Visitor/Call Log.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 4. The Women’s Center will strengthen
                                              partnerships with university departments and
                                              units and with community organizations.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 4.1. Raise funds to provide resource
                                              materials and stipends to Women’s Studies
                                              Faculty Groups and Research Circles to
                                              support faculty development and
                                              interdisciplinary study.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Funding of Grant Proposals
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       This objective was discussed with the out-
                                              going Women’s Studies Director. However,
                                              no specific work was done.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -   1.) Introduce proposal to the new Director of
2004                                          the Women’s Studies Program and the
                                              Women’s Studies Executive Council.
                                              2.) Determine if this objective should be
                                              modified, with the primary goal of supporting
                                              the development of Women’s Studies faculty
                                              remaining paramount.
                                              3.) Work toward the implementation of
                                              recommendations generated by Women’s
                                              Studies faculty.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 4. The Women’s Center will strengthen
                                              partnerships with university departments and
                                              units and with community organizations.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 4.2. Re-convene Women’s Center
                                              Advisory Council composed of campus and
                                              community representatives that will meet
                                              monthly to direct in the development of
                                              relevant programs and services.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Women’s Center Advisory Council Meeting
                                              Minutes
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       Participants from the campus and community
                                              (approximately 20) have been identified. Over
                                              half of the potential representatives have been
                                              approached about participating in this Council.
                                              No meetings were held during this academic
                                              year.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -   1.) Formally approach all potential Advisory
2004                                          Council members.
                                              2.) Hold first meeting of the Council during
                                              Fall 2003.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 4. The Women’s Center will strengthen
                                              partnerships with university departments and
                                              units and with community organizations.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 4.3. Increase by 50% the number of
                                              community organizations that collaborate with
                                              the Women’s Center in grant projects.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Memo’s of Understanding
                                              Funding of Grant Proposals
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       The Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual
                                              Assault and the Louisiana Community
                                              Learning Center Program are two community
                                              groups that the Women’s Center has partnered
                                              with in grant projects during this academic
                                              year. In addition, the UNO Women’s Center
                                              partnered with Tulane University and Southern
                                              University at New Orleans in reapplying for
                                              Department of Justice funding for campus
                                              violence against women prevention activities.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Coordinate a community service fair to be
2004                                              held on the UNO campus and invite a wide
                                                  range of organizations and agencies to take
                                                  part in this annual event.
                                               Invite community groups in to provide
                                                  Women’s Center staff information and
                                                  their organizations and appropriate training
                                                  to assist with direct service provision.
                                              This objective was met.
Program: Women’s Center 2002-2003

Goal                                          Goal 4. The Women’s Center will strengthen
                                              partnerships with university departments and
                                              units and with community organizations.
Measurable Objective                          Objective 4.4. Program annual Women’s
                                              Center Open House.
Assessment Tool(s)                            Annual Activity Report of Programming
Data: Include, as appropriate, population,    N/A
sample size, method for selecting your
sample, and the response rate.
Actual Results Obtained                       The Women’s Center Open House was held on
                                              24 September 2002. Scholarship and book
                                              award recipients were acknowledged and the
                                              work of the Women’s Center and Women’s
                                              Studies Program was highlighted.
                                              Approximately 100 students, faculty, staff, and
                                              community members were in attendance.
Strategies to Meet This Objective in 2003 -    Publicize event widely in the community
2004                                             and among campus departments and units,
                                                 in addition to providing special incentives
                                                 to encourage those not associated with the
                                                 Women’s Center to attend.
                                               Highlight collaborations that the Women’s
                                                 Center has participated in with campus
                                                 departments and units and community
                                                 groups during this event.
                                              This objective was met.