Women's Caucus

Women's Caucus female faculty

The Women's Caucus promotes an academic culture of inclusiveness at Western Michigan University in research, teaching, service and administrative work by:

  • Focusing on issues involved in the recruitment and retention of women.
  • Recognizing and encouraging the endeavors of women.
  • Discussing special challenges that women face in the tenure and promotion process.
  • Supporting the transition of qualified faculty members into administrative positions.
  • Raising gender awareness among administrators, faculty members and students across campus.

Gender Scholar Award

To further support and encourage these efforts, the Women's Caucus offers an annual Gender Scholar Award for College of Arts and Sciences faculty who demonstrate excellence in gender-related research and scholarly activities.

Congratulations to this year's recipient, Thisbe Nissen, from the Department of English!

Upcoming events

Gender Scholar Award Presentation

"Our Lady Is No "Lady" -- Difficult Women in Fiction"
Thisbe Nissen, associate professor of English
Tuesday, March 27
3:30 to 5 p.m.
3025 Brown Hall

WMUK interview with Thisbe – Between the Lines: Our Lady of the Prairie

Steering committee