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Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Enhancement Committee Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:05 AM by Raphael Crowley

Members Present:

Raphael Crowley, Daniel Dinsmore, Mary Lundy, Christos Lampropoulos, Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore

Members Absent:

Todd DelGiudice, Parvez Ahmed, Stephanie Race

Others Attending:

Dan Richard, Director of Office of Faculty Enhancement

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of the Minutes

    Minutes for the November 14, 2016 meeting were approved
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business

    Summer Teaching Institute (STI) and Faculty Fellow Program (FFP) award winners were discussed. Fourteen (14) STI awards and two (2) FFP awards were given.
  • New Business

    Dan R. indicated that the call for proposals for the 4th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium would be soon going out and deadline for application was February 17, 2017.

    New Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) mission statement was discussed that would better-align OFE with its goals of focusing on teaching/learning. After discussion, the proposed new mission statement was proposed:

    “OFE Misssion” – A Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning”

    The mission of the Office of Faculty Enhancement is to support excellent and innovative teaching and learning at the University of North Florida through individual consultation, programs, and collaborative efforts.

    Vision – To build, support, and celebrate a community of educators comprised of curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals who innovate and put their best energies toward their teaching and student learning.

    Motto – Exchange, Experience, Change


    The committee agreed that the high-impact learning link should be more apparent on the OFE website.

    The committee discussed new faculty orientation. Currently, OFE covers this event, but this would appear to encroach on its focus on teaching and learning. This led to an in-depth discussion on the structure of various faculty improvement resources at UNF (i.e. CIRT, ORSP, etc.) and what the overall structure of “faculty improvement” should be. Eventually, this led to the idea of a “One-Stop Shop” for faculty improvement. The committee will further discuss this idea at the next meeting and invite the provost to the following (i.e. March) meeting to discuss results.

  • Other Discussions/Announcement

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 1:10 PM.

    Next meeting time/date TBA.