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Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Enhancement Committee Wednesday, November 15, 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, Claudia Sealey-Potts, Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Chris Gabbard, Suzanne Ehrlich, Parvez Ahmed

Members Absent:

Christos Lampropoulos, Courtenay McLeland

Others Attending:

Dan Richard, Director of Office of Faculty Enhancement

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of the Minutes

    Minutes for the October 18, 2017 meeting were approved
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business

     Committee Charge
    Members reviewed the committee charge. All agreed that the charge was sufficient as-written.

    Strengths and Weaknesses of Current Faculty Structure
    The strength/weakness list from the last meeting was briefly reviewed, and the list was added to a shared Dropbox folder. All members agreed to review and edit the existing document before the January meeting.

    Additionally, Dr. Richard shared a recent document from the American Council on Education – the Faculty Development Center Matrix. This tool may be useful as the FEC continues to assess UNF’s faculty development infrastructure.

    Distance and its role in faculty development was extensively discussed. There appears to be a feeling among several committee members that current faculty development measures may not adequately take distance learning (and hybrid) teaching into account.
  • New Business

     Faculty Development Options List
    Members discussed developing a list of options for improving/enhancing faculty development. Dr. Crowley agreed to create a MS Word document in the shared Dropbox folder. Members agreed to add to the document before the January meeting.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement

    None.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 3:05 PM.

    Next meeting time/date: Spring 2018 – Date/Time TBA