Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Enhancement Committee Wednesday, October 12, 2016 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 11:10 AM by Raphael Crowley, chair.

Members Present:

Stephanie Race, Raphael Crowley, Parvez Ahmed (via telephone), Daniel Dinsmore, Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore

Members Absent:

Christos Lampropoulos, Mary Lundy, Todd DelGiudice

Others Attending:

Dan Richard, OFE Director, Radha Pyati, FA president
  • Approval of the Minutes
    Minutes for the September 7, 2016 meeting were approved.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    No old business to discuss.
  • New Business
    Discussion involved Dan Richard speaking about future direction of the FEC since Summer Teaching Grants (STGs) no longer exist. Suggestions included:

    • Reviewing applications for Summer Teaching Innovation Institute (STI) – Dan suggested that 2-3 committee members would assist the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) in reviewing these applications. The committee agreed to this.

    • Reviewing applications for the Faculty Fellows Program (FFP) – The FFP program was a result of more available funds as a result of elimination of the STG program. Two faculty members will be funded as a result of this. The program consists of a stipend, course buyout, and travel allowance for the fellows to attend a conference to further develop themselves. He suggested that 2-3 committee members would assist OFE in reviewing these applications. The committee agreed to this.

    • Committee members could work with OFE to provide workshops on a variety of topics. The committee agreed to table this and discuss at the next meeting


  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    None
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 12:00 PM.

    Next meeting time/date TBA.