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Winter 1979


A permanent standing panel on women's studies was established early in 1978 within the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the consortium of chief academic officers of the Big Ten universities* plus the University of Chicago. This action has considerable symbolic significance, for it means the official recognition of women's studies as an emerging academic field by the constituent universities of the CIC, which has regular meetings of various academic officers—academic vice presidents, liberal arts deans, etc.—of the member universities. The practical significance of this action is that now twice-yearly meetings of coordinators or representatives of women's studies in that group of universities will be held with the official sponsorship of the CIC. At once the women's studies representatives are legitimated as academic officers in their universities and are provided with opportunities to meet, make cooperative plans, and take action as a body.



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