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Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Enhancement Committee Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

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 2:10 PM by Raphael Crowley

Members Present:

Raphael Crowley, Parvez Ahmed, Suzanne Ehrlich, Claudia Sealey-Potts, Courtenay McLeland, Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore

Members Absent:

Christos Lampropoulos, Chris Gabbard

Others Attending:

Dan Richard – Director of OFE

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of the Minutes

    Minutes for the March 15, 2017 meeting were approved

  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business

    Drs. Crowley and Richard spent some time reviewing the current status of the committee including:

    1. Traditionally the FEC reviewed summer teaching grant applications, but this program no longer exists. 
    2. 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. 
    3. 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

  • New Business

    New representatives for the DLC from the FEC were discussed. Drs. Ahmed and Sealey-Potts agreed to split these duties between them.

    The committee chair position was discussed. Dr. Crowley indicated that he needed someone to share Executive Committee and Faculty Association committee meetings with him. Dr. Sealey-Potts agreed to co-chair the FEC.

    Drs. Ahmed and Richard suggested that the FEC might want to review the committee’s charge at the next meeting. This will be added as an agenda item.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM.

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @3:00 PM in the OFE/FA Conference Room.