CFLE in 1996–97

CFLE reported that 99 applications were received in 1997, including 16 abbreviated forms from graduates of approved academic programs. Retention stood at 97% for both yearly and 5-year renewals. Almost 95% (94.5%) submitted continuing-education credits. Eighteen college and university programs had been approved. Discussion of a more consistent and measurable review process took place. Review committee members included Jim Ponzetti (chair), Lynn Blinn-Pike, Connie Simenson, Sylvia Stalnaker, Tim Brubaker, and Bernita Quoss. In October 1996, the University of Wyoming was the first school to apply and be approved for program approval. Messiah College and Kansas State University were both approved and recognized at the 1996 Annual Conference. The […]

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Sections in 1996–97

Thee EE Section changed the paper review process to increase the quality of reviews. Proposals must have theoretical base, research foundation, and clear application. The EM Section developed a Distinguished Dissertation Award in honor of John McAdoo, for 1997 presentation. The FH Section’s goal was to increase interdisciplinary participation in the section, including medicine and family health physicians. The FP Section continued conducting public policy skills pre-conference workshops, looking at how to translate information for the media. Section members also looked at setting up an internship fund for someone in Washington, DC. The FS Section worked on ethical policies for family scientists. The […]

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Affiliates in 1996–97

The task force on the Association of Councils (AOC), led by Libby Balter Blume, had worked for a year gathering data from NCFR history, other organizations, and affiliates. Their report highlighted the fact that the Affiliated Councils were an energizing, vital, and active component of NCFR. With the intent of strengthening relations between the national group and the affiliates, the committee made the following recommendations: The creation of five regional networks within NCFR to increase communications & cooperation among existing councils and areas where no council existed. Each region represented at the AOC business meeting. (Regions: Southwest included AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, […]

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Journals and Publications in 1996–97

A proposal was submitted to the Board for the sale of the NCFR journals to Sage Publishing Co. This came as a result of the Publications Committee’s recommendation to find a publisher who would market and sell the inventory of “other publications.” No publisher out of 11 who received RFPs was interested. Sage, however, wanted to purchase the Journal of Marriage and the Family and Family Relations only. These journals were the primary asset of NCFR, providing 49% of all operational revenue. Thus, a professional valuation firm, Boulay, Heutmaker & Zibell, was hired to assess the market value of the NCFR journals. […]

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Awards in 1996–97

Student Award, Karen Wilcox, Virginia Tech received this year’s Student Award. The Osborne Award was given to Katherine R. Allen of Virginia Tech and Paul C. Rosenblatt of the University of Minnesota. The Jessie Bernard Research Proposal Award was given to Terri Karis of the University of Minnesota. Leslie King, of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and Madonna Harrington-Meyers, of Syracuse University; received the Jessie Bernard Feminist Scholar Award. The Reuben Hill Award was given to Lisa Matthews, Rand Conger, and K. A. S. Wickrama, all of Iowa State University. The Distinguished Service to Families Award was bestowed on Emily and John Visher of the Stepfamily Association of America.

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Membership in 1996–97

In June, NCFR had 3,793 members. The results of the 1996 Membership Survey done by Marilyn Flick and analyzed by Susan Keskinen of the K&C Software Co. were reported. Read the March 1997 Newsletter V42 N1 Read the June 1997 Newsletter V42 N2 Read the September 1997 Newsletter V42 N3 Read the December 1997 Newsletter V42 N4

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Structure and Governance in 1996–97

On July 24, 1997, a Presidential Task Force on the Future of NCFR met at the Crystal City Hyatt Hotel in Arlington, VA. Members included Graham Spanier, Chair; Pauline Boss, President; Greer Litton Fox, President-Elect; Past Presidents Sharon Price, David Olson, Lynda Henley Walters, Harriette McAdoo, and Alexis Walker; and President-Elect Bill Doherty (as well as Mary Jo Czaplewski, ex officio, and Carl Williams, recorder). The purpose of the meeting was to explore a fresh vision, new ideas, and agenda for NCFR. The committee was not to look at long-range planning but rather to discuss specific recommendations to define the key […]

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Leadership in 1996–97

Pauline Boss, new NCFR President, was of Swiss decent and grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. Her grade school was a one-room rural school where she learned her reading and research skills. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison (UWM) in 1956, taught at Madison Memorial High School, and began raising two children. Her master’s and PhD were also from UWM, in family systems. Her advisors included Carl Whitaker, Bert Adams, and E. E. LeMasters. She gave her first presentation at NCFR on “Father Absence” in 1972. Her strength was her ability to combine research, theory, and application (applying abstract theories to everyday life.) […]

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Sections and Other Activities in 1995–96

Sections were involved in streamlining paper proposals for the Annual Conferences and creating ideas for raising their own funds to support their various activities. Read the March 1996 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Carmen Knudson-Martin, Editor Marilyn Bensman and Margaret Feldman represented NCFR at the UN Conference, “Habitat II,” in Istanbul, Turkey, as official NGO observers. They led a workshop there on “Family Needs and the Use of Space.” They also ran an exhibit of NCFR publications that were popular. Feldman also attended the meetings of the “President’s Council on Women,” started by President Clinton as a follow-up to the Beijing World […]

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Affiliates in 1995–96

A task force to study the Association of Councils’ relationship to NCFR was chaired by Libby Blume. Members included Edith Lewis, Judy Rommel, Roger Rubin, Anne Stanberry, John Touliatos, Jamie White, and Kathy Collins Royce. The four goals included (1) budgeting, (2) membership/communication, (3) the Association of Councils governance structure, and (4) its relationship to the Board and Sections of NCFR. The Northwest Council (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska) held their annual meeting in collaboration with the Teaching Family Science Association and the EE Section on “Families in the Information Age” June 27–29, 1996, at the Embassy Suites […]

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