Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Enhancement Committee Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Location: OFE/FA Conference Room - Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 11:05 AM by Raphael Crowley

Members Present:

Raphael Crowley, Daniel Dinsmore, Dan Richard, Mary Lundy, Christos Lampropoulos, Stephanie Race

Members Absent:

Todd DelGiudice, Parvez Ahmed, Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore

Others Attending:

Brandi Denison
  • Approval of the Minutes
    Minutes for the January 11, 2017 meeting were approved
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business

    Faculty Fellow Program (FFP) winners were introduced:

    1.Brandi Denison, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies (present)
    2.Elisa Barr, Associate Professor of Public Health (not present)

    Committee agreed to table the new Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) mission statement until next meeting

  • New Business
    • Discussion picked up from last meeting regarding “one-stop-shop for facultyimprovement. Most of the meeting was spent brainstorming to determine needs of thefaculty. An idea map was created (attached). This was compared with the currentstructure (also attached).
    • The committee discussed putting OFE, Center for Instruction and Research Technology(CIRT), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and the Center forCommunity Based Learning (CBBL) under one umbrella. This would create a sort of“one-stop” location for faculty betterment. Dan R. will discuss this idea with the provostwithin the next week, and the committee will revisit this issue at the next meeting.
    • Similarly, the committee again discussed connecting the Graduate School with Undergraduate Studies and the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Once again, this will be revisited at the next meeting.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    None
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 12:00 PM.
    Next meeting time/date TBA.