Drs. Crowley and Richard spent some time reviewing the current status of the committee including:
- Traditionally the FEC reviewed summer teaching grant applications, but this program no longer exists.
- Last year (2016-2017), the FEC helped the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) review Summer Teaching Institute (STI) and Faculty Fellow Program (FFP) applications. The committee agreed to do this again this year.
- Last year, there was much talk about the overall topic of “faculty development” including possibly combing some aspects with other units, collaborating more, appointing a “development tsar” or something along those lines.
All agreed that next meeting, we would discuss (c) more in-depth. Specifically, we would re-review data from last year and Dr. Crowley will reach out to Gordon Rakita of the Distance Learning Committee (DLC) to see if they have any interest in working with the FEC on some sort of restructuring. The plan is that if we agree to structure things a little differently, we would have a proposal developed for the new university-level leadership a year from now