SCMM is excited to announce our newest publication:
Looking Forward: A Dialogue on College Men & Masculinities
Welcome to the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities (SCMM) Web site! We hope that you will join us at one of our upcoming meetings or sponsored programs at the next ACPA - College Student Educators International convention. Now that you have come this far we hope you take a few minutes to learn more about our committee.
Over the past 27 years, the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities has evolved as a space to discuss the role men’s development plays in our lives as student affairs educators. In accordance with wanting to further this dialogue, the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities Directorate and Membership have taken a critical look at what the group currently stands for along with what direction(s) the group should head in the future. This Strategic Plan is meant to serve as a living document, one which changes and evolves as time goes on, marking the ongoing development of the Standing Committee, its membership, and the Association to which it belongs.
The vision of the Standing Committee on Men & Masculiniteis is to be a preeminent clearinghouse of information, knowledge, and professional development on issues related to men’s identity and development for all student affairs educators.
The broad aim of the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities is to promote men's development. To accomplish this mission we:
The Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities sets about its work from a feminist framework with a perspective that is anti-racist/sexist/classist/ablest, LGBTQQIA-affirmative, and seeks to promote social justice education, involvement and activism within our community. We believe focusing on gender role socialization and confronting the deleterious effects of hegemonic masculinity will benefit all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity and/or expression while also wanting to recognize and celebrate that which is positive about men and the myriad ways in which masculinities are expressed. We believe in the transformative nature of creating a community of shared leadership and engagement opportunities, and value the dissolution of models of hierarchical leadership whenever possible. We agree that individuals representing multivariate social identities, both targeted and privileged, need to work together toward equity and equality. Furthermore, we recognize we have much to offer as well as learn, and are cognizant of the synergistic relationship between educators and students that go toward creating a true learning environment.
SCMM Strategic Plan
To learn more about the future directions of the SCMM, please look at our Strategic Plan, which was developed with support and feedback from the SCM membership during the summer of 2010.
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